The difference between File and/or Service based Keystore will be explained in the following article:
This article will explain the parts of the Keystore in detail and will show what you need to run a service based Keystore. But first we will describe the differences between Keystore, Keystore Manager and Keystore Service.
- The Keystore is a .dat file which contains (encrypted) Enterprise Architect Keys.
If it’s a file or TCP-Service based access to the Keystore is of no interrest.
- The Keystore Manage is the UI which allows you to access the Keystore file or TCP-Service to add or update Keys.
- The Keystore Service is a Windows Service which allows you to access the Keystore via a TCP connection.
If you install the service on a machine it will be run and create its own Keystore
To operate a Keystore Service it’s necessary to install the Keystore Manager (with the Service) on a Windows Server and open the Port 7770 (default). The Keystore Manager itself (without the Service) can also be installed on a client system for maintainance.
After the installation you can access your Keystore (directly on the server or on a client system) via the Keystore Manager.
For this go to: File → Link to…
and select the Keystore type:
File based or Server/Service based
(when using service you need to enter the hostname oder IP of the Keystore Service machine)