Import server certificate... (KDM Creator)

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Re: Import server certificate... (KDM Creator)

Post by carl » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:21 pm

OK, I added a note about that in the tracker. Don't be shy about adding things there yourself if you have feature requests/ideas :)

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Re: Import server certificate... (KDM Creator)

Post by Carsten » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:23 pm

kcsim99 wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:11 pm
The database thing is good, but sometimes, we just need to issue KDMs for a group of cinemas once, and it’s a pain having to set them up into a database before the KDMs can be issued.

How do you distribute the KDMs then? Send a huge ZIP containing all the KDMs to all cinemas/servers?
The idea of the database is also that you can direct specific KDMs to specific transport/receivers.

Admittedly, if this was a feature of KDM creator, it would not clog up the general GUI.

A way to support this would be to offer not only a list of cinemas/screens on the left side, but to have an additional folder option there containing all the certs. The resulting KDMs could then all be written to a single folder/ZIP, and email/time zone options would be ignored. It would probably fail for some dual projector setups, but...

Still, it is always best to have a proper cert database. Maybe there is a way for faster cert import/database generation. Like a batch import - add 'screens'.

- Carsten

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Re: Import server certificate... (KDM Creator)

Post by kcsim99 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:29 pm

Carsten wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:23 pm

How do you distribute the KDMs then? Send a huge ZIP containing all the KDMs to all cinemas/servers?
The idea of the database is also that you can direct specific KDMs to specific transport/receivers.
Hi there!

Yes, the cinema chain would email me a zip file with all the PEM files of the screens in separate directories. So what I would do is to have the KDMs issued separately into the original directories and email it back to them. Well, it’s not that big a zip file, perhaps a few MB.

I agree the database is an excellent feature to keep everything neat and tidy if you regularly issue KDMs to them.
Carsten wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:23 pm

A way to support this would be to offer not only a list of cinemas/screens on the left side, but to have an additional folder option there containing all the certs. The resulting KDMs could then all be written to a single folder/ZIP, and email/time zone options would be ignored. It would probably fail for some dual projector setups, but...
Yes that would be excellent. And perhaps an option to have the KDMs in the respective folders of the PEM files.

Why would the KDMs fail for the dual projector setups if KDMs are issued for both of the projectors? I’m sorry but I’ve never had much experience with dual projectors.

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Re: Import server certificate... (KDM Creator)

Post by Carsten » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:06 am

Using the folder method, you would only create on a 'one KDM per certificate' basis. Some setups are more complicated than that. The database would allow to cater for these specific issues.



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