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New Aloaha Web Installer

We released a new Web Installer. Aloaha Products can be installed now directly without having to download and save them before.

The URL for the new Web Installer is: http://www.aloaha.com/downloader/AloahaWebInstaller.exe

Optional the Web Installer will display you a direct download link to the full installation package.



Your Office reports “timestamp server is not available?”

If your office reports “timestamp server is not available?” you should seriously consider to operate your own Timestamping Authority inhouse.

Try our Aloaha TSA from http://www.aloaha.com/download/tsa.zip (contact info@aloaha.com for an evaluation key)

  • Authenticode AND RFC 3161 compliant.
  • inbuilt Web Server – no hassle to configure your own webserver.
  • inbuilt Web Server able to serve ASP.NET websites.
  • can optionally be configured to work as a plugin for any existing web server.
  • issued token are automatically archived.
  • easy to configure.
  • runs on any MS supported Windows Platform.
  • detects automatically type of Timestamp to be issued (Authenticode/RFC3161)
  • easy to configure.
  • supports HSMs, Smartcards and Software Certificates.

Interested? Try our live demo server at http://card.aloaha.com:8081/tsa.aspx

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information at info@aloaha.com



Web Interface for any appliance

Based on the Aloaha M2M Terminal you can try now: http://malta.aloaha.com

You can send ANY X10 Command via the Aloaha M2M Terminal Web Interface.

For example to switch Plug B12 you need to send:

http://malta.aloaha.com?X:b:2:on or http://malta.aloaha.com?X:b:2:off

Ideally you use a Marmitek TM13 Transceiver as a gateway between the X10 Signals sent by Aloaha and the X10 Powerline. As X10 device you can then use any compliant X10 device. For example the Marmitek AM12G



Validating Aloaha Timestamping Authority

After you setup the Aloaha Timestamping Authority from http://www.aloaha.com/download/tsa.zip and entering the License Key aquired from info@aloaha.com please open the Aloaha Web Server Settngs and validate the settings. They should be as shown below:

Aloaha Timestamping Authority Web Server Settings

Aloaha Timestamping Authority Web Server Settings

If you want to limit access to the localhost only please set the checkbox “Allow localhost only”. Usually this checkbox MUST NOT be set!

As a next step you open a web browser and go to http://<your machine>:<configured port>/tsa.aspx. If you are working on the same machine you can use localhost instead of <your machine>. Otherwise you have to replace it with your machine name or IP. Please replace <configured port> with the port configured in the settings. Also make sure that the service is running. For example go to http://locahost:8081/tsa.aspx

You should see now an image like the one below:


Aloaha Time Stamping Authority Web Test

Aloaha Time Stamping Authority Web Test

The above image means that the Aloaha TSA Webserver is correctly running! It obviously does not return a time stamping token since you did not request one with the test URL.

Should you get the image below you have the problem that the service user has no required access to the IIS metabase and other directories used by ASP.NET:

Aloaha Web Server Error

Aloaha Web Server Error


The above error “The current identity does not have write access to….”  is easly explained. Probably you use a normal desktop machine with “simple file sharing” activated. In such cases MOST users (incl. LocalSystem) do NOT have access to <WinDir>\Microsoft.NET

The solution is easy. In fact there are three solutions:

  1. You give the user LocalSystem (or the user used to run the Aloaha Service) full r/w access to <WinDir>\Microsoft.NET
  2. Since you MUST NOT use Simple File Sharing please change settings. After changing settings please do a reboot.Open your My Computer, then select Tool >> in Folder Option select  the View Tab and uncheck Use Simple File Sharing
  3. Microsoft suggested way: C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727>aspnet_regiis.exe -ga “DOMAIN\USERNAME”. For example for the default localsystem account: aspnet_regiis.exe -ga system

If you have your Aloaha Time Stamping Server up and running and you can connect you need to configure in a next step your Time Stamping Certificate.

Exchange Web Services (EWS) support now in Automailer of Aloaha PDF Suite and Aloaha Multisignator

For the PDF automailer functionality of the Aloaha PDF Suite and Aloaha Multisignator it was possible to use WebDAV in the past. Since WebDav became something of the past WebDAV has been replaced with Exchange Web Services (EWS).

To be able to use this functionality please note that you need to have .NET 3.5 installed. Furthermore your Exchange Server needs to be configured to accept requests via HTTPS.

The PDF Suite can be downloaded from http://www.aloaha.com/download/aloaha_pdf.zip

The Multisignator can be downloaded from http://www.aloaha.com/download/aloaha_multisignator.zip


Signatures and Authentication For Everyone

If you want to digitally sign and timestamp your documents just visit: http://card.aloaha.com:8081/sign.aspx

The PDF signature function is based on the SignPDF Web Service as explained on http://card.aloaha.com:8081/default.asmx?op=SignPDF

A complete Web Services list you find on http://card.aloaha.com:8081/default.asmx


If you you like this solution and you want to run it at your place please note that you need to install the Aloaha Time Stamping Authority for the Time Stamping and Web Services and the Aloaha PDF Suite Enterprise for the PDF Signature APIs.



Standalone Aloaha Web Server with ASP.NET support released!

Aloaha just released a stand alone Web Server with asp.net support. Just start the AloahaWeb.exe from https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20338532/neverdelete/WebServer/AloahaWeb.exe and give it a go.

The Aloaha Web Server is a free, light-weight and redistributable web server that can host ASP.NET 3.5, 3.0, 2.0 and 1.1 applications and static HTML sites. Whenever your customers need an alternative to IIS — Aloaha Web Server is the answer. Aloaha Web Server runs on all flavors of Windows XP including Windows XP Home, Windows Vista/7/8, Windows 2000 and Windows 2003/8 Server.

Aloaha created the web server for ASP.NET developers who want to create easily installable ASP.NET applications that do not require IIS .

By far the most important feature of the Aloaha Web Server is tje ability for Visual Studio developers to include this very compact, yet very powerful ASP.NET web server into their applications’ setup packages in just a matter of minutes.

Aloaha Web Server fully supports all ASP.NET features and is capable of running applications, as long as applications are not dependent on features specific to IIS, like IIS server variables.

Please try with .aspx files to see how good we support ASP.NET

For further questions or suggestions please contact info@aloaha.com

In case you require to run the WebServer as a Windows Service please install http://www.aloaha.com/download/tsa.zip. No Licensing requirement when running this package as web server only!

A demo Server is online at http://card.aloaha.com:8081. In case you want to use its demo web service (Time Stamping Authority) please reference http://card.aloaha.com:8081/default.asmx.


Please note that this stand alone Webserver is also commercially available as .NET component. Just drag and drop it into your .NET Project to add Web Server and Web Service funktionality to your your own products. Please contact info@aloaha.com for further information! An evaluation version (license key required) is available at: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20338532/neverdelete/WebServer/AloahaWebClass.zip

Aloaha Cloud PDF Signature Validator

With the PDFInfo WebService it is possible to validate PDF Signatures and generate validation reports.

The Aloaha Signature Validation Web Service is included in the setup of Aloaha sign. After the installation of sign the folder \wrocklage\WebService\Validator has to be configured in your webserver as Web Application Validator. Please note that this requires a Enterprise License!

A demo Web Service is installed on this Server. It is fully functional. The SOAP Syntax can be seen here. A service description is available here.

The sign setup also contains in \wrocklage\Validator\SampleApp a sample application (incl. source code) which uses the demo web service to validate PDF Signatures.

The advantage of Web Serivces is that the service logic is running on a remote server. Just download the sample application (incl. source code) below and start validating PDF Signatures without and PDF toolkit installed!

Aloaha Cloud PDF Validator Client (incl. source code)

A live demo is online at: http://card.aloaha.com/Validator/GUI/publish.htm

Check and test Website Logon via Smartcard

Many customers are asking if we know any website they can use to test and check website logon via Smartcard or certificate. To make it easier for those customers we configured a test page on https://card.aloaha.com/CertAuth

Please note that that site might generate a warning in your browser since the root certifcate of the page is not issued by a trusted root. You can ignore this warning since this is purely a test page without any content.

Also note that revocation checks are disabled via HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\HTTP\Parameters\SslBindingInfo\\DefaultSslCertCheckMode=1

Nevertheless it might be required that we import the root certificate of your smartcard certificate into the machine store. So should you not be able to logon to our test website please send your root (and if required also your intermediate) certificate as a zipped .cer file to info@aloaha.com


If you do not have a Middleware (CSP/PKCS11) for you smartcard yet please have a look at the Aloaha Cardconnnector. Currently it supports more than 45 different cards!

The download link is: http://www.aloaha.com/download/cardconnector.zip



RFC 3161 compatible Timestamping

Digital certificates expire after some period of time, such as one year and a document signed with an expired key should not be accepted. However, there are many cases where it is necessary for signed documents to be regarded as legally valid for much longer than the certificate validity; long-term leases and contracts are examples. By registering the contract with a digital time-stamping authority (TSA) at the time it is signed, the signature can be validated even after the key expires. Such a time stamping authority is also called electronic notary.

If all parties to the contract keep a copy of the time-stamp, each can prove that the contract was signed with valid keys. Very important is the fact that the time-stamp can prove the validity of a contract even if a signer’s key gets compromised at some point after the contract was signed.

Aloaha offers a fully RFC 3161 compliant time stamping server. It can be installed on any windows machine with any webserver installed. The webserver must be able to include the Aloaha Time Stamping Interface via ASP, PHP, .net or whatever.

A sample ASP script to show how to include the Aloaha TSA Interface in your webserver can be found on: http://tsa.aloaha.com/tsa.txt

A demo Server is online at http://tsa.aloaha.com. Just configure your softwares TSA address to http://tsa.aloaha.com to test it out. Please note that our demo server is limited to 100 time stamp token/IP. Contact us if you need more!

Further information can be found on http://www.aloaha.com/support-en/timestamping-rfc-3161.php and http://www.aloaha.com/wi-software-en/aloaha-timestamping-server.php

If you wanto to test the Aloaha Time Stamping Authority on your own machine please contact info@aloaha.com. It will be a pleasure for us to install you a demo server.


Please note that if you configure your own IIS to serve timestamps that the credentials of the worker process need the right “to logon as service”

A ready to go and confgured Time Stamping Authority can be installed from http://www.aloaha.com/download/tsa.zip. A license can be requested from info@aloaha.com

On request we have also a RFC3161 compliant Timestamp Webservice available. Please contact info@aloaha.com for further information!

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