PQS will be re-keying our public SSL certificate so that we may use it on all of our internet facing sites. This has been an important gap for many of our partners as our current certificates for publicly facing sites (xfer.pharmacyquality.com, analytics.pharmacyquality.com) are self-signed server side. This give the appearance of a potential MiTM (man in the middle) attack. In cryptography and computer security, a MITM is an attack where the attacker secretly relays and possibly alters the communication between two parties who believe they are directly communicating with each other. The risk of this threat is extremely small however this is a relatively easy step that can eliminate any MiTM concerns for our clients. As an organization we make it a priority to ensure our clients are comfortable providing and consuming data with us in a secure efficient fashion.
There is minimal impact as web and ftp clients should be able to re-download the certificate as they present their connection to the server. This is usually done behind the scenes but in an effort to be transparent about all of our security efforts we want to communicate this change appropriately.
Please contact our support with any issues.