Hardware Appliance 3.5.0 Release Notes

The PrimeKey Appliance team is pleased to announce the release of the EJBCA Hardware Appliance and SignServer Hardware Appliance version 3.5.0.

We have further refined our hardware appliance offering with new models to better support your business and operational needs. At the same time, we have taken the opportunity to introduce the new name EJBCA Hardware Appliance for the PKI Appliance.

This release also brings support for Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) version 3.

Highlights

New Hardware Appliance Models

EJBCA Hardware Appliance

We are now introducing EJBCA Appliance models ranging from XS to XL. The new models offer variations on the total number of certificates that can be managed and performance capacity. The Registration Authority and Validation Authority are also available in stand-alone models. For more information, see EJBCA Appliance Model Specifications.

SignServer Hardware Appliance

The new SignServer Appliance models support your digital signature needs. The models are defined per signature use case, that is Document signing, Code signing, Time-stamping, and Travel/e-passport signing. Every model also comes with two signing performance levels. For more information, see SignServer Appliance Model Specifications.

End of Sales

The previous PKI and SignServer Appliance model configurations (Small, Medium, Large, and VA) will be available until 31 July 2020. It is possible to continue to use and combine the old and new models in a single installation.

Added Support for SNMPv3

With this version we also introduce support for Simple Network Management Protocol version 3 (SNMPv3). We have improved the monitoring capabilities of the appliance to help manage deployments and keep track of status information. For more information on activating and configuring SNMP access to the appliance, refer to the WebConf section of the Appliance Online Help.

Upgrade Information

For important upgrade information and limitations to be aware of, review the Upgrade Notes.