About Screen Security

CimView screens can be signed using a valid X509 signing certificate with a private key to protect them from tampering. Screen security configuration must be performed by a system administrator and is not intended for a regular CimView user.

Every time a user opens a signed screen, the CimView application checks for the certificate that was used to sign. If the certificate is not available along with the screen, a relevant warning is displayed based on the settings.
Note: By default, screen security is not enabled. As a system administrator, you can decide not to use the screen security functionality if it is not needed.

To secure a screen, you must perform the following:

  • Check the certificate format.
  • Sign the Screen.
  • Copy the certificate to the trusted folder on the machine to which you are deploying the signed screens.
  • Specify a signature verification that must be performed while a user opens the screen.
As an administrator, once you complete the configuration of the screen security, you can deploy those screens such that the users can open and view the screen securely using CimView.
Note: Ensure that the certificate's private key is not shared with other users while deploying the screen.