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  1. Phil Shirley
  2. Sierra/ Millennium/ Encore
  3. Tuesday, February 05 2019, 09:35 AM
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We're probably going to move our Sierra system to Innovative's hosting this year and I'm concerned about encrypting SIP2 traffic from our Bibliotheca self-checks to the server. Innovative offers a VPN to hosted servers but the cost to set it up is very high. I see that the Sierra SIP2 server supports an encrypted connections using stunnel; has anyone set that up, or does anyone have any thoughts about that, or about anything else related to this?

Phil Shirley
Technology Services Coordinator
Cuyahoga Falls Library
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Beth Juhl Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
We are also very interested in the new stunnel option. Thanks for asking about it, Phil!

/beth juhl

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Caroline Checkley Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Hi both

We have it installed on our Bibliotheca Smart Serve 1000's, I tested it with Wireshark and the encryption is working.

1. Open port 45550 - this two two times of asking and the a few days until it was eventually opened (we are hosted)
2. Check and adjust SELFCHECK rules in Limit Network Access - we left ours as they were
3. Install and configure stunnel :
client = yes
accept = 5550
connect = [yourcatalogue]:45550 ;
We haven't done below as yet:

The next lines are optional, for checking the server's SSL cert ;
verifyChain = yes ;
CAfile = ca-certs.pem ;
checkHost = catalog.library.org

4. Configure the SIP2 client - in your selfcheck.ini

Selfcheck.ini - these lines are not listed all together but these are the lines to change .



Unit Name = domainname of bibliotheca kiosk (i.e. what you have in the LNA)

HostAddress = IP of bibliotheca Kiosk (i.e. what you have in the LNA)

Port = 5550

SIPUserName = add sip2 login

SIPUserPassword = add sip2 password

SendSIP2Login = 0 change to 1

SendPasswordCode = 0 change to 1


we are going to try our Book sorter next week.

hope this helps

all the best


Awesome - thanks, Caroline!

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