WebNCTS Configuration and set-up guide. How to connect to the

How to connect to the WebNCTS application?
WebNCTS
Configuration and set-up guide.
How to connect to the webNCTS application.
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Introduction................................................................................................................. 2
1.1
Reporting a bug................................................................................................... 2
The certificate. ............................................................................................................ 2
2.1
Obtain a certificate .............................................................................................. 2
2.2
Import your certificate. ....................................................................................... 3
2.2.1
Via ‘Windows Explorer’............................................................................. 3
2.2.2
Via your Browser........................................................................................ 4
2.2.3
The ‘Certificate Import Wizard’. ................................................................ 6
2.3
Check your certificate. ........................................................................................ 9
The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) ..................................................................... 11
3.1.1
Download the Java Runtime Environment version .................................. 11
3.1.2
Check the Java Runtime Environment...................................................... 14
3.1.3
Check your Java Plug-in Options. ............................................................ 15
Your Internet Options. .............................................................................................. 17
Start the application. ................................................................................................. 20
5.1
Connect to the application ................................................................................ 20
5.2
Register your certificate and personal information........................................... 21
Read and save the user manual ................................................................................. 24
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1.1
Introduction
Reporting a bug
You can report the bugs you discovered to helpdesk.webncts@minfin.fed.be.
Please be kind to give the following information:
o OS and version
o Browser type and version
o JRE version
o The Certification authority
o Date and time you had the problem
o Do you use a proxy server and/or a firewall?
o A screenshot of all relevant screens concerning the error and a description of the
different operations you made.
This information could help us give you a quick answer and/or workaround.
2 The certificate.
2.1
Obtain a certificate
You can obtain a certificate level 3 from the following certification authorities (CA).
Certipost
Global Sign
Isabel
Homepage
Homepage
Homepage
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Certificate level 3
Certificate level 3
Certificate level 3
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2.2
Import your certificate.
Most of the time, your certificate is delivered in a file. There are 2 ways to import this
certificate into your browser:
2.2.1 Via ‘Windows Explorer’.
Through windows explorer, get your certificate file name. This file can have the
following extensions: *.cer, *.crt, *.pfx, *.p12, or *.p7b.
For files with extension ‘*.cer’ or ‘*.crt’
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Right-Click on the icon,
and click ‘Install
certificate’ for files with
extension ‘*.cer’ or ‘*.crt’
You get the ‘Certificate
Import Wizard’. Follow the
steps of point 2.2.3.
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For files with extension ‘*.pfx’ or ‘*.p12’
Right-Click on the icon,
and click ‘Install PFX’ for
files with extension ‘*.pfx’
or ‘*.p12’
You get the ‘Certificate
Import Wizard’. Follow the
steps of point 2.2.3.
2.2.2 Via your Internet Browser.
From your Internet browser :
Select the ‘Tools’ menu
Click on ‘Internet Options’
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Click on the ‘Content’ tab
Click on ‘Certificates’
button
You get a list with you
already installed
certificates (none in this
case).
Click on the ‘Import’
button. You get the
‘Certificate Import
Wizard’. Follow the steps
of point 2.2.3.
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2.2.3 The ‘Certificate Import Wizard’.
The first screen is a
welcome screen followed
by a dialog box asking you
to enter the certificate file
name.
Click on ‘Next’
Enter your certificate
filename, preceded by the
path.
If you don’t know the path
exactly, click on the
‘Browse’ button to get
help.
Click on ‘Next’.
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Enter the password you
received from your
Certification Authority.
Be sure to check the second
checkbox (‘Mark the
private key as exportable’)
allowing you to export the
private key in the future.
Click on ‘Next’
Check ‘Automatically
select the certificate …’
Click on ‘Next’
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You get a confirmation
screen and a final status
popup window.
Click on ‘Finish’
The name contained in the
certificate appears now on
the ‘Personal’ folder of the
‘Certificates’ screen of
your Internet Options.
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2.3
Check your certificate.
You can check if your certificate is correctly installed in the following way:
From your Internet browser:
Select the ‘Tools’ menu
Click on ‘Internet Options’
Click on the ‘Content’ tab
Click on the ‘Certificates’
button.
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The certificate you want to
use is listed into the
‘Personal’ tab.
Otherwise you have to
install it again. Ask your
certificate provider for help
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3 The Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
The first time you connect to the application, you will probably have to download the
JRE version 1.4.2. Open your Internet explorer browser and go to http://minfin.fgov.be.
Choose your language and Click on the web-NCTS link.
If the JRE version 1.4.2 is not installed on your PC, you will be asked to download and
install it.
3.1.1 Download the Java Runtime Environment version
In that case, you will get the following screen (otherwise skip this chapter)
Click on the ‘download’ link
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Click on ‘Open’
Tick ‘I accept the terms …’
Click on ‘Next’
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Tick ‘Typical’
Click on ‘Next’
This step can take a long time
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Click on ‘Finish’
You now have to restart
your computer !
3.1.2 Check the Java Runtime Environment
You may want to check the JRE you have on your PC.
Start Internet Explorer and select the Sun Java Console option in the Tools menu.
Start Internet Explorer
Go to ‘Tools’
Click on ‘Sun Java Console’.
If the option is not available,
you don’t have a JRE installed
(cfr 2.2.1).
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The version number is shown
on the top of the window. You
need version 1.4.2 to run the
WebNCTS application.
3.1.3 Check your Java Plug-in Options.
Click on the following:
‘Start’
‘Settings’
‘Control Panel’
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Double-click on ‘Java Plug-in’
In the ‘Java Plug-in Control
Panel’, click on the ‘Proxies’
tab.
‘Use Browser Settings’ must
be ticked.
If not, tick it and click on
‘Apply’
Close the window
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4 Your Internet Options.
Some Internet Options must be set to enable Java Applets on your system.
Start your Internet Explorer Browser
Go to ‘Tools’
Click on ‘Internet Options’
Click on the ‘Security Tab’
Click on ‘Custom Level’
button
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Check the following:
In the ‘Microsoft VM’,
‘Java permission’:
‘Disable Java’ may not be
ticked
‘Scripting’
‘Active scripting’: enable
‘Allow paste operations via
script’: enable
‘Scripting of Java applets’:
enable
Click on ‘OK’
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Click first on ‘Apply’
then ‘OK’.
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5 Start the application.
5.1
Connect to the application
Open your browser and go to http://minfin.fgov.be. Click on the web-NCTS link
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5.2
Register your certificate and personal information
Connect to the application. You get a first screen asking you to log in.
Click on ‘Log in’
If no certificate is stored on your PC, your will receive the following screen
In case a certificate is stored on your PC, the following screen appears
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Click on ‘Yes’ and the application will start.
Enter the needed information
and click on the ‘Log in’ button.
In a final step, you have to confirm your personal information
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6 Read and save the user manual
You can obtain a copy of this user manual from the application.
When you click on the ‘Manuel d’utilisateur’ or ‘Gebruikershandleiding’ button, the
manual is opened on your PC. You can alternatively save it on your hard disk by rightclicking on the menu option and selecting the ‘Save Target As…’ option.
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