Upgrade of ELSTER to support TLS 1.2 in the German version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017

Applies to: Dynamics NAV 2017

Overview


This regulatory update provides an update to the functionality that submits data to ELSTER in Germany. Changes in this update are primarily in the communication part, since TLS 1.2 will be required to communicate with ELSTER going forward.

Please see the Setup and Functionality section.

Reference Information


Reference No.

258616

Product Area

Financial Management

Discovered in

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017

Title

[DE] – Upgrade of ELSTER to support TLS 1.2

Released on

April 2018

Important Notice to Customers


We recommend that you contact the Microsoft Dynamics Partner before you install service packs or hotfixes. It is important to verify that your environment is compatible with the service pack(s), hotfix(es), or download(s) being installed. A service pack, hotfix, or download may cause interoperability issues with customizations, and third-party products that work with the Microsoft Dynamics solutions.

Important Notice to Partners


As per the SPA, it is noncompliant for partners to redistribute tax and regulatory updates to ERP customers not enrolled in the Business Ready Enhancement Plan. Partners can verify their customer’s status in VOICE. If they are not enrolled, Partners have to get them current before they can distribute.

Installation


Before this update can be installed, the following prerequisites are required:

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Germany

This update is available through:

Microsoft Dynamics ® NAV 2017 Germany, Cumulative Update CU 17

Installation Steps:

For more information about how to install an update rollup, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

3204818 - How to install a Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Cumulative Update

Note:

  • Existing customizations in objects that are included in this update file may break when you import the regulatory feature.
  • No data upgrade is required before you can use this feature.

Licensing


Refresh your license to access the new objects that are added with this release.

Objects


The following object have been added/modified through this release:

Type

No.

Name

Added/Modified

Codeunit

11001

Sales VAT Adv. Notif.-Transmit

Modified

Page

11020

Certificates

Modified

Page

11022

Set Elster Password

Modified

Report

11016

Create XML-File VAT Adv.Notif.

Modified

Table

11014

Certificate

Modified

Setup and functionality


Update the Dynamics NAV Server instance

An updated .dll is provided as part of this update. The .dll must be installed at the Dynamics NAV Server instance.

  1. Stop the Dynamics NAV Server service.
  2. From the downloaded update copy Microsoft.Dynamics.ElsterTransferHandler.dll and Microsoft.Dynamics.ElsterTransferHandler.dll.config to %Program Files%\Microsoft Dynamics NAV\<NAV Version>\Service\Add-ins\Elster
  3. Start the Dynamics NAV Server service.
  4. Import the objects file included in the downloaded update.

Set up certificates for communication with ELSTER

  1. Go to Departments/Administration/IT Administration/General/Electronic VAT Decl. Setup
    1. Open the tab Navigate
      1. Button “Certificates”
      2. Button "Upload Elster Certificate"
        You will be asked to point out the certificate file from the local machine.
      3. Button "Upload PFX File"
        You will be asked to point out the certificate file from the local machine.
      4. Button "Set Pfx File Password"
        Set the password that matches your Pfx certificate.
      5. Button "Upload Client Certificate File(p12)"
        You will be asked to point out the certificate file from the local machine.
      6. Button "Set Client File Password"

Edit certificates

Now VAT Declarations can be sent to ELSTER as done before this update.

Support Information


If you are experiencing issues downloading the install file or documentation, please contact ITMBSSUP@microsoft.com.

For technical support questions, contact your partner or, if enrolled in a support plan directly with Microsoft, you can enter a new support request to Microsoft Dynamics® Technical Support from Customer Source or Partner Source under Support >> New Support Request.

You can also contact Microsoft Dynamics® Technical Support by phone using these links for country specific phone numbers.

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