Chapter 11. Optional Installation Steps

    This chapter describes optional installation steps for items not specified in the previous sections.

    Support for SMB 2.x and 3.x

    Since version 4.7.0 M2, we support the SMB 2.x and 3.x protocol. It utilizes the smbj library dependent on Bouncy Castle.

    Below, you can find Bouncy Castle installation instructions for CloverDX Designer and CloverDX Server.

    Before you start, you have to download a required .jar file:

    1. Go to the official Latest Bouncy Castle Java Releases page.

    2. Locate the section "SIGNED JAR FILES" and download the latest release.

      The filename consists of the name bcprov-jdk15on, followed by a version number, for example:


    3. After you download the .jar file, add it to CloverDX Designer or CloverDX Server by following these instructions:

    CloverDX Designer

    There are two ways of adding Bouncy Castle to CloverDX Designer:

    • Recommended:

      Rename the .jar file to bcprov-jdk15on.jar and copy the renamed file into the CloverDX Designer's installation directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\CloverDX Designer\ on MS Windows or CloverDX on Mac OS).

    • Alternative:

      Edit the CloverDXDesigner.ini file and specify the path to the .jar file using the parameter:


    Now restart CloverDX Designer for the changes to take effect.

    CloverDX Server

    There are two ways of adding Bouncy Castle to CloverDX Server, as well:

    • Recommended:

      Set the system property cloveretl.smb2.bouncycastle.jar.file pointing to the location of the .jar file.

      Example for Apache Tomcat:

      1. Edit the setenv.bat file located in the \Apache_Tomcat\bin\ directory.

      2. Set the system property by adding the following line:

        set JAVA_OPTS=%JAVA_OPTS% "-Dcloveretl.smb2.bouncycastle.jar.file=path/to/bcprov-jdk15on-XYZ.jar"


      The instructions for setting up the system property may differ depending on the application container.

    • Alternative:

      Put the .jar file on the application container's classpath (e.g. C:\CloverDXServer.5.0.0.Tomcat-9.0.10\lib\).


      This option may noticeably slow down the server startup; therefore, it is not recommended.

    Now restart CloverDX Server for the changes to take effect.