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Workstation HW & OS Requirements

Hardware and software has changed significantly since CeRTNA's original launch in 2008. Since that time the CeRTNA ERDS application environment has transitioned from a simple web client application to a more sophisticated thick client application named APEX.

Hardware Requirements

The following workstation specifications are designed to satisfy the requirements for running APEX and are current as of July 1, 2017:

  • Processor: Intel i5
  • Memory: 8 GB Minimum / 16 GB Recommended
  • Disk Storage: Depends on your environment. (See note.)
  • USB Port: Available USB 2.0 port
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Professional (x64)


  • The CeRTNA ERDS workstation will need to have network access to the shared folder or UNC path where the CeRTNA ERDS XML transactions will be accessed for submissions, stored upon retrieval, and or picked up for return. Please refer to the section Folder Structure in the Workstation Installation Guide for a description of how the standard CeRTNA ERDS folder structure should be created.
  • You will need a security cabinet for your ERDS workstation. You can click this link to see a security cabinet that CeRTNA recommends.
  • If you will be submitting transactions, you may need to acquire a scanner and scanning software. The brand of scanner/software is left up to the submitter, however, any scanner/software selected needs to be able to produce, black & white, CCITT T.6 (Group4-Compressed), 300 dpi, TIFF image files.

Operating System Requirements

When CeRTNA was originally launched, the Windows XP environment was supported. Since that time, Microsoft has ended support for Windows XP and therefore CeRTNA will no longer certify Windows XP workstations.

CeRTNA will certify and support the CeRTNA ERDS application and the required tools on Windows 7 Professional or Windows 10 Professional (32-bit or 64-bit versions). If possible, CeRTNA recommends using Windows 10 Professional for APEX installations. Windows 10 Home Edition is not supported because it does not have support for Local Security Policy.

SafeNet Token Drivers

ERDS users will be provided with a SafeNet USB token that fulfills the requirement for two-factor authentication. You will need to download and install the SafeNet Authentication Client 10.2 token drivers. The driver installation program can be downloaded from the following URL:

When installing the driver software, you can accept all the default settings.

erds/hw_os_reqs.txt · Last modified: 2019/05/01 00:33 by brett.zamora

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