HTTPS  TLS 1.2

A partner ask the following question:   Does anyone know the answer?

Can you please tell me what, if anything Zebra is doing to handle secure encrypted communications (HTTPS) on handhelds that have already been sold and deployed - now that TLS 1.0 has been invalidated and all security audits are now requiring TLS 1.2?  Do you all have an upgrade patch for these noting that this security layer is managed at the operating system level?

 

 

.  HTTP and HTTPS protocols are used for lots of communications that pass over the Internet but have nothing to do with a browser.  We have created applications running on your handheld devices (as I’m sure many of your iintegrators have) that communicate to hosted databases using HTTPS protocol.  So a handheld device in Houston is running an application that communicates to a database in Indianapolis by HTTPS – using the Internet connection on the handheld to transmit communications by negotiating with a web server that acts as an intermediary to the database.  The applications run on the handheld device independent of the browser and communicate using HTTPS.  We would need the available cyphers and cert store on the devices we have purchased from you all to be updated to support use of TLS 1.2 so that our application can leverage that portion of the OS that creates the secure network connection with the web servers in Indianapolis. 

Ben Wahlquist
To my knowledge neither TLS 1

To my knowledge neither TLS 1.1 nor TLS 1.2 are supported by the Windows CE/Mobile/EmbeddedHH operating systems under the hood (schannel).  Programmers would need to use a 3rd party library like OpenSSL.

BW

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Amit Pandya
Zebra have very poor

Zebra have very poor documentation on HTTS, SSL.

Example of LP 2824 Plus internally use HP ZetAdmin Server but zebra people don't know that story, even they don't know Which server ZD printers are using? so HTTPS is far aways from them mindset.

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Anonymous (not verified)
HiZebra is always looking to

Hi

Zebra is always looking to the newest security standards the equipment is able to handle.  All the Link-OS printers are TLS capable. The older ZebraLink models such as the LP2824P were simply not capable of the advanced encryption and security features due to the electronics involved. 

Please take a look at some of the documentation we have on security practices for printers PrintSecure | Zebra Especially the PrintSecure Administration Guide.   https://www.zebra.com/content/dam/zebra_new_ia/en-us/solutions-verticals/product/Software/Printer%20Software/Link-OS/printsecure/guides/printsecure-administration-guide-en-us.pdf

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Daniel Lamb
Here is a link that talks

Here is a link that talks more about the compatibility of TLS security with Windows Mobile/CE. 

TLS/SSL Security Compliance - Zebra Technologies TechDocs

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