16 Nov 2020

Eurex Clearing

FIXML interface new server certificates

Eurex Clearing Circular 099/20 FIXML interface new server certificates


1. Introduction

With this circular, Eurex Clearing announces that new SSL/TLS certificates on the AMQP brokers used for the Eurex Clearing FIXML Interface in simulation and production environment will be installed. The new certificates will replace the existing certificates which are approaching their expiration date. 

The new certificates will be activated as follows:

  • In simulation: 28 November 2020
  • In production: 5 December 2020

If required, Clearing Members can test connectivity in the production environment. The connection test will be conducted on Saturday, 5 December 2020, between 12:00 and 15:00 CET.

2.    Required action

The new public keys will be available for download on 16 November 2020 for simulation and 30 November 2020 for production on the Eurex Clearing website www.eurex.com/ec-en under the following link:

Tech > C7 > System documentation > Eurex Clearing Interfaces

Clearing Members are advised to download the new public keys from the Eurex Clearing website and install them in their client applications prior to the activation dates.

3. Details of the initiative

The certificates are signed by the DigiCert certification authority (CA). The root and intermediate certificates of the CA are available for download on their official website www.digicert.com.

For the client application to accept the server certificates during connection establishment, the public keys of the AMQP brokers or the public keys of the CA must be installed first on the client’s side. Most AMQP clients can work with multiple certificates at the same time, therefore it is possible to load the public keys in advance. The client will then be able to automatically select between the old and new certificate.

After activation dates, the connection will work only with the new public keys. This change does not affect certificates that were created by the Members and uploaded in the Member Portal.

More details about the SSL/TLS configuration of different AMQP libraries can be found in the Eurex Clearing Messaging Interfaces documentation: “Eurex Clearing Messaging Interfaces - Connectivity B: AMQP Programming Guide, V. 2.1” on the Eurex Clearing website www.eurex.com/ec-en/ under the following link:

Tech > C7 > System documentation > Eurex Clearing Interfaces

If required, Clearing Members can test the connectivity in the production environment. The connection test will be conducted on Saturday, 5 December 2020, between 12:00 and 15:00 CET. Any questions during the connection test can be addressed to the Customer Technical Support and Technical Key Account Manager via your VIP number.

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact your dedicated Technical Key Account Manager or send an e-mail to cts@deutsche-boerse.com.

Unless the context requires otherwise, terms used and not otherwise defined in this circular shall have the meaning ascribed to them in the Clearing Conditions or FCM Clearing Conditions of Eurex Clearing AG, as applicable.


Further information

Recipients:

All Clearing Members, Basic Clearing Members, Disclosed Direct Clients of Eurex Clearing AG and vendors

Target groups:

Front Office/Trading, Middle + Backoffice, IT/System Administration, Auditing/Security Coordination

Contact:

cts@deutsche-boerse.com

Web:

www.eurex.com/ec-en/

Authorised by:

Jens Janka


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