Trusted Secure Access October 20, 2017

The Series 4 JNIOR supports TLS v1.2 and provides for secure communications through HTTPS port 443. Your unit’s certificate however is not signed by a Trusted Root Authority and you will need to approve access. While that procedure results in secure communications the browser tends to make you think otherwise. But, there is a way to get the coveted Green Secure Logo.

Now when you try to make such a connection you are more than likely going to be confronted by something like this:

I am using Chrome and every browser has its own way to scare you. In this case I would need to use the ‘ADVANCED’ link in the lower left.
In clicking ‘ADVANCED’ there is a bit of an explanation. Here I have to option to proceed.

Note that it says “unsafe” but you are accessing the JNIOR and what does the browser know about that? Why is the JNIOR unsafe? But if you were heading to your bank and plan to enter all of your secrets I guess then this might be unsafe. When you proceed (and the JNIOR is safe!) you get the page.

Even though it says that you are “Not Secure” the communications are indeed encrypted and quite secure. The browser just can be certain that you are communicating with someone or something that you can trust. By the way, I snapped the image before the map markers appeared.
Generally you can click on the red “Not Secure” logo and obtain some further details. There generally is some way to view the certificate and potentially trust it. I will show you how that is done at least with my version of Windows 7.

I am going to take you through the manual procedure as a browser-independent approach. First you will need a copy of the JNIOR’s certificate. Now it may be possible to get that using the browser. You would need to do that if you were not the administrator of the JNIOR. That would be the case for you and our HoneyPot unit.
Assuming that you are the administrator of your JNIOR, log into the the command line Console. We are going to use the CERTMGR command to get a copy of the current certificate. Note that when you change the unit’s IP address or hostname a new certificate will be automatically generated That new certificate will be different than one that you may have trusted. So you may need to repeat this for units running DHCP if they are assigned a new IP address and simply don’t continue to renew the same one.

HoneyPot /> help certmgr
CERTMGR
 -V             Verify installed keys and certificate
 -C [file]      Regenerate Certificate [Install file]
 -S file        Verify signature on certificate
 -K file        Install RSA Key Pair
 -D [file]      Decode and dump certificate [file]
 -E file        Export certificate to file
 -B             Export in binary
 -G [len]       Generate key pair [bit length]
 -R             Restore default credentials
SSL Certificate Management.
HoneyPot />

So here we see that the -E option will export the certificate. Simply use the following command to export the certificate to a file. The CER extension is appropriate.

Download the honeypot.cer certificate

Finally download this file to your PC. You can do that through the Folders tab in the DCP by double-clicking the file or through FTP however you like.

Now we are going to use the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) to import this certificate into the trusted area. Note that by doing so you are not creating any risk. The JNIOR’s certificate cannot be used to sign other certificates and having it present in the Certificate Store will not trust anything other than your JNIOR (and then only for as long as that certificate stays active).
In the following procedure you will open the MMC as an administrator, add the snap-in that handles Certificates, and import the JNIOR’s certificate into the proper trusted store.

  1. Open the Start Menu and enter “MMC” to search.
  2. Right-click on mmc.exe and select ‘Run as Administrator’. Allow the console to run.
  3. Click ‘File’ and “Add/Remove snap-in..’ from the menu bar.
  4. From the Available snap-ins select ‘Certificates’ and click ‘Add’. You will be managing certificates for the ‘Computer Account’ on the ‘Local Computer’. Click ‘Finish’ and ‘Ok’ to return to the main MMC screen.
  5. Expand ‘Certificates (Local Computer)’.
  6. Expand ‘Trusted Root Certificate Authorities’.
  7. Click ‘Certificates’. A lengthy list should appear on the right.
  8. Right-click on ‘Trusted Root Certificate Authorities’ back on the left and select ‘All Tasks’ and ‘Import…’. You can also right-click on ‘Certificates’ over there and get to the same ‘Import..’ action.
  9. Click ‘Next’ and follow the WIzard. You will browser for your CER file. Then use ‘Next’, ‘Finish’ and ‘Ok’ to perform the import. You should see a message indicating success.

Your certificate will now appear in the lengthy list of root certificates. Note that at some point you may have older certificates here for JNIORs. You can right-click them to ‘Delete; the older ones. Make sure to only delete JNIOR certificates. You don’t want to disturb the computers normal chains of trust.
Now exit the MMC and you don’t need to save the console.
Access your JNIOR using the HTTPS form of URL in your browser and you should now see the Green Secure logo!

Attached is the CER file for HoneyPot as of this writing. This has been pretty stable as this unit has a fixed IP address. If you add this to your Trusted Root Certificate Authorities store you will get the Green Secure logo too.
By the way the JNIOR can show you the content of these CER files. It is pretty cryptic and some of us know what it all means.

CODE: SELECT ALL

HoneyPot /> certmgr -d honeypot.cer
0000  30 82 02 ED    SEQUENCE {  (749 bytes)
0004  30 82 02 56    |  SEQUENCE {  (598 bytes)
0008  A0 03          |  |  [0] EXPLICIT {  (3 bytes)
000A  02 01          |  |  |  INTEGER 02
                     |  |  }
000D  02 04          |  |  INTEGER 2499A900
0013  30 0D          |  |  SEQUENCE {  (13 bytes)
0015  06 09          |  |  |  OBJECT IDENTIFIER 1.2.840.113549.1.1.11
0020  05 00          |  |  |  NULL
                     |  |  }
0022  30 81 81       |  |  SEQUENCE {  (129 bytes)
0025  31 20          |  |  |  SET {  (32 bytes)
0027  30 1E          |  |  |  |  SEQUENCE {  (30 bytes)
0029  06 03          |  |  |  |  |  OBJECT IDENTIFIER 2.5.4.10
002E  0C 17          |  |  |  |  |  UTF8STRING 'INTEG Process Group Inc'
                     |  |  |  |  }
                     |  |  |  }
0047  31 17          |  |  |  SET {  (23 bytes)
0049  30 15          |  |  |  |  SEQUENCE {  (21 bytes)
004B  06 03          |  |  |  |  |  OBJECT IDENTIFIER 2.5.4.11
0050  0C 0E          |  |  |  |  |  UTF8STRING 'JNIOR Controls'
                     |  |  |  |  }
                     |  |  |  }
0060  31 1D          |  |  |  SET {  (29 bytes)
0062  30 1B          |  |  |  |  SEQUENCE {  (27 bytes)
0064  06 03          |  |  |  |  |  OBJECT IDENTIFIER 2.5.4.3
0069  0C 14          |  |  |  |  |  UTF8STRING 'honeypot.integpg.com'
                     |  |  |  |  }
                     |  |  |  }
007F  31 25          |  |  |  SET {  (37 bytes)
0081  30 23          |  |  |  |  SEQUENCE {  (35 bytes)
0083  06 09          |  |  |  |  |  OBJECT IDENTIFIER 1.2.840.113549.1.9.1
008E  16 16          |  |  |  |  |  IA5STRING 'bcloutier2@comcast.net'
                     |  |  |  |  }
                     |  |  |  }
                     |  |  }
00A6  30 1E          |  |  SEQUENCE {  (30 bytes)
00A8  17 0D          |  |  |  UTCTIME[13] 170322173023Z
00B7  17 0D          |  |  |  UTCTIME[13] 190322173023Z
                     |  |  }
00C6  30 81 81       |  |  SEQUENCE {  (129 bytes)
00C9  31 20          |  |  |  SET {  (32 bytes)
00CB  30 1E          |  |  |  |  SEQUENCE {  (30 bytes)
00CD  06 03          |  |  |  |  |  OBJECT IDENTIFIER 2.5.4.10
00D2  0C 17          |  |  |  |  |  UTF8STRING 'INTEG Process Group Inc'
                     |  |  |  |  }
                     |  |  |  }
00EB  31 17          |  |  |  SET {  (23 bytes)
00ED  30 15          |  |  |  |  SEQUENCE {  (21 bytes)
00EF  06 03          |  |  |  |  |  OBJECT IDENTIFIER 2.5.4.11
00F4  0C 0E          |  |  |  |  |  UTF8STRING 'JNIOR Controls'
                     |  |  |  |  }
                     |  |  |  }
0104  31 1D          |  |  |  SET {  (29 bytes)
0106  30 1B          |  |  |  |  SEQUENCE {  (27 bytes)
0108  06 03          |  |  |  |  |  OBJECT IDENTIFIER 2.5.4.3
010D  0C 14          |  |  |  |  |  UTF8STRING 'honeypot.integpg.com'
                     |  |  |  |  }
                     |  |  |  }
0123  31 25          |  |  |  SET {  (37 bytes)
0125  30 23          |  |  |  |  SEQUENCE {  (35 bytes)
0127  06 09          |  |  |  |  |  OBJECT IDENTIFIER 1.2.840.113549.1.9.1
0132  16 16          |  |  |  |  |  IA5STRING 'bcloutier2@comcast.net'
                     |  |  |  |  }
                     |  |  |  }
                     |  |  }
014A  30 81 9F       |  |  SEQUENCE {  (159 bytes)
014D  30 0D          |  |  |  SEQUENCE {  (13 bytes)
014F  06 09          |  |  |  |  OBJECT IDENTIFIER 1.2.840.113549.1.1.1
015A  05 00          |  |  |  |  NULL
                     |  |  |  }
015C  03 81 8D       |  |  |  BITSTRING[140] Encapsulates {
0000  30 81 89       |  |  |  |  SEQUENCE {  (137 bytes)
0003  02 81 81       |  |  |  |  |  INTEGER
                     |  |  |  |  |     A99483174B2EBC8578ECEA5BE9F75840703B06EA49D9333D
                     |  |  |  |  |     493D035A8D84DB5AB7E5491D334BAF1B59A3A271E25C4276
                     |  |  |  |  |     D410F3B3C90E801E89A162C6A282EC51AB05CF9731561A95
                     |  |  |  |  |     22A0B3039DF72FA25BA1061E6BBB7A1AA6B287A314FDDBB9
                     |  |  |  |  |     E1034B45D5E1FFC15A59C40D772D3CDAD6142A707650F11E
                     |  |  |  |  |     BCD30CFF75E65E91
0087  02 03          |  |  |  |  |  INTEGER 010001
                     |  |  |  |  }
                     |  |  |  }
                     |  |  }
01EC  A3 70          |  |  [3] EXPLICIT {  (112 bytes)
01EE  30 6E          |  |  |  SEQUENCE {  (110 bytes)
01F0  30 1D          |  |  |  |  SEQUENCE {  (29 bytes)
01F2  06 03          |  |  |  |  |  OBJECT IDENTIFIER 2.5.29.14
01F7  04 16          |  |  |  |  |  OCTETSTRING[22] Encapsulates {
0000  04 14          |  |  |  |  |  |  OCTETSTRING[20]
                     |  |  |  |  |  |     29CB0357BCDD26E78AD5E564C1D087B0  )..W..&....d....
                     |  |  |  |  |  |     3B583082                          ;X0.
                     |  |  |  |  |  }
                     |  |  |  |  }
020F  30 0C          |  |  |  |  SEQUENCE {  (12 bytes)
0211  06 03          |  |  |  |  |  OBJECT IDENTIFIER 2.5.29.19
0216  04 05          |  |  |  |  |  OCTETSTRING[5] Encapsulates {
0000  30 03          |  |  |  |  |  |  SEQUENCE {  (3 bytes)
0002  01 01          |  |  |  |  |  |  |  BOOLEAN TRUE(255)
                     |  |  |  |  |  |  }
                     |  |  |  |  |  }
                     |  |  |  |  }
021D  30 3F          |  |  |  |  SEQUENCE {  (63 bytes)
021F  06 03          |  |  |  |  |  OBJECT IDENTIFIER 2.5.29.17
0224  04 38          |  |  |  |  |  OCTETSTRING[56] Encapsulates {
0000  30 36          |  |  |  |  |  |  SEQUENCE {  (54 bytes)
0002  87 04          |  |  |  |  |  |  |  [7] 32C5224B  2."K
0008  82 14          |  |  |  |  |  |  |  [2]
                     |  |  |  |  |  |  |     686F6E6579706F742E696E7465677067  honeypot.integpg
                     |  |  |  |  |  |  |     2E636F6D                          .com
001E  82 08          |  |  |  |  |  |  |  [2] 686F6E6579706F74  honeypot
0028  82 0E          |  |  |  |  |  |  |  [2] 686F6E6579706F745F6A6E696F72  honeypot_jnior
                     |  |  |  |  |  |  }
                     |  |  |  |  |  }
                     |  |  |  |  }
                     |  |  |  }
                     |  |  }
                     |  }
025E  30 0D          |  SEQUENCE {  (13 bytes)
0260  06 09          |  |  OBJECT IDENTIFIER 1.2.840.113549.1.1.11
026B  05 00          |  |  NULL
                     |  }
026D  03 81 81       |  BITSTRING[128]  0 unused bits
                     |     2B42E05E331AEEB265F4DAC118DF73E7  +B.^3...e.....s.
                     |     F555D72605F6ECAB67D860324A7C5056  .U.&....g.`2J|PV
                     |     14C5203337A98C2157D85C57A736B82D  .. 37..!W.\W.6.-
                     |     DA88475E93A6C9FC2C5983678C8D461A  ..G^....,Y.g..F.
                     |     9CE7F53A2766DBBD26C0B99CE1F4514F  ...:'f..&.....QO
                     |     6BAC3D09C33000BC7E5F6151C0BA175F  k.=..0..~_aQ..._
                     |     29B6E73B8E7FEBAE1099269A9AFD7067  )..;......&...pg
                     |     17C67CF9C7F17EBB3F8DB2ED4353C2D1  ..|...~.?...CS..
                     }
HoneyPot />

Download the honeypot.cer certificate

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