Isabel 6 Control Panel

Document ID: 3087
Modified: 22/08/2018


You can use the Isabel Control Panel to change some global settings, diagnose possible problems or to get more information.


Open the Isabel Control Panel via Start > (All) Programs > Isabel Services > Isabel 6 Control Panel.

The Control Panel contains the following elements (click on any of these items below to learn more about them):

Tip: You can change the language of the Isabel 6 Control Panel through the Options menu.

Run as administrator

Some of the mentioned settings require administrator rights to be configured. To run the Isabel Control Panel as administrator, click on Start > All programs > Isabel Services > right click on Isabel 6 Control panel and choose Run as administrator.

Please contact your IT service provider if you do not have the required rights to change these options.

Install your Certificate

Double-click on the Install your certificate icon to install the certificate corresponding to your Isabel SmartCard.

Change Password

For your information:

  • You new PIN must be 6 to 8 digits long.
  • Your Isabel SmartCard will be blocked after entering the wrong PIN code 5 consecutive times.
  • Never write down your PIN code!
  • Your Isabel SmartCard is personal and your responsibility. Do not share your PIN with other people!

Steps:

  1. Open the Isabel 6 Control Panel via Start > (All) Programs > Isabel Services > Isabel 6 Control Panel.

  2. Double-click on the Change password icon.

  3. Insert your Isabel SmartCard into the Isabel card reader.

  4. You will be requested to enter your current PIN using the numeric keys on the Isabel card reader.



  5. After confirming your current PIN, you will be asked to enter your New PIN and then to confirm your new PIN.
    • In case both PINs (New PIN and Confirm PIN) match, the message PIN changed! will be displayed.
    • In case both PINs (New PIN and Confirm PIN) do not match, you will be prompted to retry.
    • To cancel changing your PIN, press the CANCEL button on the card reader.
Version

This screen shows the currently installed version of the Isabel Security Components and the card readers found on your computer.

Card Information

Double-click on the Card Information icon to view the details of your Isabel SmartCard such as user ID and the user name of your Isabel SmartCard.

To access the card information, you first need to enter your PIN-code.

Support

Here you will find support tools to configure your computer & card reader and to collect log files.

Connectivity Tests

Double-click on the Connectivity Tests icon to run the connectivity tests, which may be of help to diagnose networking issues.

In case one of these tests does not pass, you are advised to check your firewall, proxy or DNS server configuration.

CA

Double-click on the CA icon to add the Isabel Certification Authority to your list of trusted root certification authorities (in case it has been removed). In some cases this option requires to be Run as administrator.

Verify the Isabel root certificate

Follow these steps to verify if the Isabel root certificate is installed on your computer. In case it is not installed you will need to install it as mentioned above.

  1. Start the Module Certificate Store by pressing the keyboard combination Windowskey + R to display the Run window > type certmgr.msc and click OK.
  2. In the lefthand collumn select Certificates - Current User > Trusted Root Certification Authorities > Certificates.
  3. Once selected, a list of root certificates will be displayed in the right part.
  4. In this list, search for Isabel Certification Authority.
Isabel Synchronizer parameters

Double-click on the Isabel Synchronizer parameters icon to view or to change the default time-out settings for the authentication of the CIS module.

Note: This module is only applicable for people who are using accounting programs or ERP packages that utilize Isabel GO.

Revocation Status Service Options

Isabel Security Components can be used to check whether certificates issued by Isabel are still valid or were revoked. Revoked certificates are no longer valid. When selecting one or more of the options in the Revocation Status Service Options window, OfficeSign will display one of the 3 Certificate statuses below:

  1. : Confirms that at the time and date specified at the top of the window, this certificate is not revoked. When a certificate is not expired/not revoked, you can trust it to be valid.
  2. : Confirms that at the time and date specified at the top of the window, this certificate is revoked. When a certificate is revoked, it no longer provides valid identification.
  3. : Confirms that at the time and date specified at the top of the window, this certificate is unknown to Isabel. Isabel is not able to make any claims regarding the validity of this certificate.

Double-click the Revocation Status Service Options icon to indicate for which type of certificates a revocation status check needs to be performed.

  • Display the revocation status of applications: reports the revocation status of applications certified by Isabel (e.g. secure Web servers, secure mail servers).
  • Display my own Isabel certificate revocation status: reports the revocation status of your own Isabel certificate.
  • Display other users certificate revocation status: reports the revocation status of certificates you receive from other Isabel OfficeSign users.
Checking revocation information with Isabel Security Components and Internet Explorer

To check the revocation information with Isabel and Internet Explorer, you need to enable the certificate revocation check in Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. From the Tools menu, click Internet Options
    The Internet Options window appears.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Scroll down to the Security section.



  5. Select the option Check for server certificate revocation (requires restart).
  6. Click the OK button.
    You return to Internet Explorer.
  7. Close all programs and restart the computer.

If you have enabled certificate revocation status checking in the Isabel Control Panel and in Internet Explorer, the Isabel Revocation Information Provider window will be displayed when you access a secure website that identifies itself with an Isabel certificate.

The Isabel Revocation Information Provider window consists of the following items and information:

  • Issued to: tells you what Web application the certificate was issued to.
  • Organization: the company or organization that owns the certificate.
  • eBusiness Community: the community (certification authority) that issued the certificate.
  • Issuing country: the country in which the certification authority is based and from which it operates.
  • Issued by: the certification authority that issued the certificate.
  • Valid from: the start date of the validity of the certificate, expressed both in Brussels time and in GMT.
  • Valid to: the end date of the validity of the certificate, expressed both in Brussels time and in GMT.
  • User id: the user ID whom the certificate was issued to.
  • Card id: the card ID which corresponds with the certificate.
  • Certificate status:
    • : confirms that at the time and date specified at the top of the window, this certificate is not been revoked. When a certificate is not expired/ not revoked, you can trust it to be valid.
    1. : confirms that at the time and date specified at the top of the window, this certificate is revoked. When a certificate is revoked, it no longer provides valid identification.
    2. : confirms that at the time and date specified at the top of the window, this certificate is unknown to Isabel. Isabel is not able to make any claims regarding the validity of this certificate.
  • : the button to obtain more information about the Isabel Revocation Information Provider window.
  • : the button to save the revocation status information. You can use this information later to prove that a certain certificate was indeed valid at a given time.
  • : the button to close the window.
User Certificate Update Frequency

To ensure your certificate (kept on your PC) does not expire, this is automatically updated on a regular basis by getting a newer version from the Isabel server. With User Certificate Update Frequency you can specify the interval between certificate updates. In some cases this option requires to be Run as administrator.

Changing this option is for advanced usage.


Open the Isabel Control Panel via Launchpad in the Dock, then click on Control Panel .

The Control Panel contains the following elements (click on any of these items below to learn more about them):




Tip: You can change the language of the Isabel Control Panel by selecting it from the Languages menu.

Install Certificate

Click on the Install Certificate icon to install the certificate corresponding to your Isabel card. You will be asked to insert the card (if it is not already inserted) and to enter your PIN code.

Change PIN

For your information:

  • You new PIN must be 6 to 8 digits long.
  • Your Isabel SmartCard will be blocked after entering the wrong PIN code 5 consecutive times.
  • Never write down your PIN code!
  • Your Isabel SmartCard is personal and your responsibility. Do not share your PIN with other people!

Steps:

  1. Open the Isabel Control Panel via Launchpad in the Dock, then click on Control Panel .

  2. Click on the Change PIN icon.

  3. Insert your Isabel SmartCard into the Isabel card reader.

  4. You will be requested to enter your current PIN using the numeric keys on the Isabel card reader.



  5. After confirming your current PIN, you will be asked to enter your New PIN and then to confirm your new PIN.
    • In case both PINs (New PIN and Confirm PIN) match, the message PIN changed! will be displayed.
    • In case both PINs (New PIN and Confirm PIN) do not match, you will be prompted to retry.
    • To cancel changing your PIN, press the CANCEL button on the card reader.
Software Version

Click on the Software Version icon to see the currently installed version of the Isabel Security Components and the card readers found on your computer.

Card Info

Click on the Card Info icon to view the details of your Isabel SmartCard such as user ID and the user name of your Isabel SmartCard. You will be asked to insert the card (if it is not already inserted) and to enter your PIN code.

Support

Here you will find support tools to configure your computer & card reader and to collect log files.

Connectivity

Click on the Connectivity icon to run the connectivity tests, which may be of help to diagnose networking issues.

In case one of these tests does not pass, you are advised to check your firewall, proxy or DNS server configuration.

Isabel CA

Click on the Isabel CA icon to install the Isabel Certification Authority (you will be asked to provide your credentials).

Restart Service

Click on the Restart Service icon to restart the Isabel service (you will be asked to provide your password).

Uninstall

Click on the Uninstall icon to remove the Isabel Security Components from your system.

Isabel 6 Control Panel
3087
22/08/2018