Since version 2.11, Veronte Pipe contains the option to encrypt the data transmitted from the autopilots and from Pipe itself. To configure this new feature go to “Setup(Veronte Pipe)/Encryption”.
Encryption type choosing
There exist three different encryption types, depending on the key size: 128, 192 and 256 bits. If one of the last two is selected, an additional step is required.
Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) download
The last step of the encryption process is the specification of a key that is used to encrypt the data and can be used later to get the information back to a readable format.
When this part of the process is complete, the system will ask for restart the encrypted autopilots.
Once autopilots are restarted they will show up in the right bar of Veronte Pipe. If both autopilot and Pipe are encrypted nothing will change in the view. If only the autopilots are encrypted (or the autopilots are connected to different encrypted Veronte Pipe), they will show up as showed in the following figure.
Both autopilots encrypted
Only Ground autopilot encrypted
If the autopilot icon appears with the label “Veronte X” (where X is the ID of the autopilot), it is not possible acceding to its configuration and user can not use it. To remove encryption temporarily and be able to use the autopilot it is necessary to left-click on the autopilot label and insert the encryption type and password in the following window.
To remove definitely the encryption it is sufficient to go in the Encryption Panel and selecting the encryption type None. The software will ask a last time for the password and, after the autopilots restarting, the encryption will be removed.