Enable Certified POS system for France in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 for Retail (binary)

Introduction

This update is a binary part of the combined update that enables Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 for Retail localization functionality for France. See KB 4101319 for the application part of the update.

This article provides an overview of the steps required to configure Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 for Retail points-of-sales (POS) to be used in stores located in France, as well as an overview of the components of the Retail localization solution for France included in Retail SDK.

See KB 4101319 for more information about the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 for Retail localization for France and the required localization setup steps.

Configuring POS for France

The below sections describe the procedures that are required to configure point-of-sale (POS) for France.

Configure Enterprise POS for France

To enable digital signing of sales transactions in Enterprise POS, you need to install a certificate and add the required settings to the application configuration file POS.exe.config:

  1. Install a valid digital certificate to the local certificate storage on the Enterprise POS machine.

  1. Copy the following code to the configSections section of the POS.exe.config file:

<sectionGroup name="applicationSettings" type="System.Configuration.ApplicationSettingsGroup, System, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" >

<section name="Microsoft.Dynamics.Retail.FiscalRegistrationServices.DigitalSignatureFiscalRegister.Properties.Settings" type="System.Configuration.ClientSettingsSection, System, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" requirePermission="false" />

<section name="Microsoft.Dynamics.Retail.FiscalRegistrationServices.Properties.Settings" type="System.Configuration.ClientSettingsSection, System, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" allowExeDefinition="MachineToLocalUser" requirePermission="false" />

</sectionGroup>  

  1. Copy the following code to the applicationSettings section of the POS.exe.config file:

<Microsoft.Dynamics.Retail.FiscalRegistrationServices.Properties.Settings>

<setting name="FiscalRegisterAssembly_FR" serializeAs="String">

<value>DigitalSignatureFiscalRegister.dll</value>

</setting>

<setting name="FiscalRegisterClass_FR" serializeAs="String">

<value>Microsoft.Dynamics.Retail.FiscalRegistrationServices.DigitalSignatureFiscalRegister.DigitalSignatureFiscalRegister</value>

</setting>

</Microsoft.Dynamics.Retail.FiscalRegistrationServices.Properties.Settings>

<Microsoft.Dynamics.Retail.FiscalRegistrationServices.DigitalSignatureFiscalRegister.Properties.Settings>

<setting name="CertificateStoreName" serializeAs="String">

<value>My</value>

</setting>

<setting name="CertificateStoreLocation" serializeAs="String">

<value>LocalMachine</value>

</setting>

<setting name="EncodingName" serializeAs="String">

<value>UTF-8</value>

</setting>

<setting name="DataHashAlgorithm" serializeAs="String">

<value>SHA1</value>

</setting>

<setting name="CertificateThumbprint" serializeAs="String">

<value></value>

</setting>

</Microsoft.Dynamics.Retail.FiscalRegistrationServices.DigitalSignatureFiscalRegister.Properties.Settings>

  1. Setup correct CertificateStoreName, CertificateStoreLocation and CertificateThumbprint values of the installed certificate in the applicationSettings section of the POS.exe.config file.

SDK overview

The below sections provide an overview of the components of the Retail localization solution for France included in Retail SDK. You can modify these components to customize or extend the localization functionality.

Enterprise POS

The solution consists of three new projects, two new interfaces and three new database tables. Besides that, several existing interfaces are extended with new methods.

  • The DigitalSignatureFiscalRegister project is in the Retail SDK\POS Plugins\FiscalRegistrationServices and is part of the FiscalRegistrationServices solution.

  • The FranceTriggers project is located in the Retail SDK\POS Plug-ins\Triggers folder and is part of the Triggers solution.

  • The new interfaces of IAuditEventTrigger and IBatchOperationTrigger are parts of the Contracts assembly.

  • The existing interface of IApplicationTrigger is extended with two new methods:

    • ApplicationSettingChanged is called after an application setting such as training mode or offline mode is changed;

    • PostPurgeChannelData is called after cleaning transactions from the Channel database.

  • The existing interface of IPrintingTrigger is extended with two new methods:

    • GetReceiptFieldInfo is called before printing a field on a receipt;

    • PostPrintReceiptCopy is called after printing a copy of a receipt.

  • The new RetailLogTransactionReference table is used to store references between audit log events and corresponding retail transactions such as reference between the event of printing of a copy of a receipt and the original retail transaction.

  • The new RetailLogFiscalTransaction table is used to store registration information for audit log events.

  • The new RetailFiscalRegistrationSequence table is used to store last sequential numbers for several types of signed objects such as retail transactions and audit events.

Audit event trigger

The new AuditEvent trigger is added to enable the customization of the audit event creation process. This trigger works the same way as other triggers and is loaded by MEF. It provides two methods of PreLogEvent and PostLogEvent, which are called before and after logging an audit event, respectively.

The new IAuditEventTrigger interface was added to the Contracts library. This interface describes the PreLogEventand PostLogEvent methods.

The PreLogEvent method can interrupt the logging process and show messages via the standard PreTriggerResult object. To use the AuditEvent trigger, a new class needs to be created. This class should implement the IAuditEventTrigger interface. In this case, MEF will load the class during the application startup.

FranceTriggers

The FranceTriggers project contains standard POS triggers that are loaded if the ISO code field of the functionality profile of POS is set to FR.

  • The BatchOperationTrigger implements the IBatchOperationTrigger interface and overrides the SaveCloseBatch method. The method logs an audit event of closing a shift.

  • The FranceApplicationTrigger implements the IApplicationTrigger interface and overrides the ApplicationStart and PostLogon methods.

    • The ApplicationStart method initializes the registration state of the RegistrationManager by calling the ActualizeRegistrationState method;

    • The PostLogon method checks the shift state by calling the CheckShiftClosing method of the ShiftClosingChecker class if a logon operation was successful. The method displays a warning if the current shift lasts longer than the pre-defined time.

  • The FranceAuditEventTrigger implements the IAuditEventTrigger interface and overrides the PreLogEvent and PostLogEvent methods.

    • The PreLogEvent method receives the IAuditEvent object and performs the registration of the audit event if audit is enabled.

    • The PostLogEvent method receives the IAuditEvent object and finalizes the registration of the audit event if audit is enabled by saving fiscal registration information.

  • The FranceOperationTrigger implements the IOperationTrigger interface and overrides the PreProcessOperation method. The method checks the shift state by calling the CheckShiftClosing method of the ShiftClosingChecker class. The method blocks the operation if the current shift lasts longer than the pre-defined time and displays a warning message.

  • The FrancePaymentTrigger implements the IPaymentTrigger interface and overrides the PrePayment method. The method behaves the same way as the PreProcessOperation method and blocks the payment if the current shift lasts longer than the pre-defined time.

  • The FrancePrintingTrigger implements the IPrintingTrigger interface and overrides the GetReceiptFieldInfo method. The method receives the IReceiptField and the IReceiptPrintingContext objects and calculates the value of the receipt field being printed.

  • The FranceTransactionTrigger implements the ITransactionTrigger and overrides the PreEndTransaction and SaveTransaction methods.

    • The PreEndTransaction method receives the IPosTransaction object and performs registration of the retail transaction. Additionally, it checks the shift state and blocks the transaction if the current shift lasts longer than the pre-defined time.

    • The SaveTransaction method receives the IPosTransaction object and finalizes the registration of the retail transaction by saving the fiscal registration information.

DigitalSignatureFiscalRegister

The DigitalSignatureFiscalRegister project provides the functionality to digitally sign retail transactions and audit events. 

  • The CertificateHelper class provides methods for loading certificates from the certificate store.

  • The DigitalSignatureFiscalRegister class implements the IFiscalRegisterDriver interface and overrides the Initialize and RegisterFiscalData methods.

    • The Initialize method loads digital signature settings such as the certificate thumbprint and location from the configuration file.

    • The RegisterFiscalData method receives the serialized fiscal information and calculates the digital signature.

  • The DigitalSignatureFiscalRegisterResponse class represents the digital signature register response.

Registration process

The registration processes for audit events and retail transactions are similar. There are adapter classes implementing the IRegistrableEvent interface for each registerable object type in the FranceTriggers project:

  • The RegistrableEventAuditEventAdapter class to support audit event registration

  • The RegistrableEventRetailTransactionAdapter to support retail transaction registration

  • The RegistrableEventShiftTransactionEventAdapter to support registration of the event of closing a shift

The adapters are responsible for extracting and serializing the information used for registration from the registerable objects. An adapter of the appropriate type is created inside trigger methods such as PreEndTransaction, PreLogEvent and SaveCloseBatch by the RegistrableEventFactory class.

Registration of any registerable event object is performed by the RegistrationManager class located in the FranceTriggers project. The RegistrationManager uses the DefaultFiscalRegistrationService service which implements the IFiscalRegister interface and is loaded by MEF. 

DefaultFiscalRegistrationService creates and sets an instance of IFiscalRegisterDriver. It uses the FiscalRegisterFactory class to create an appropriate instance of IFiscalRegisterDriver and produce an instance of the DigitalSignatureFiscalRegister class under the France country/region context.

Serialized fiscal registration data is stored in the JSON format in the RetailTransactionFiscalTransaction and RetailLogFiscalTransaction database tables for retail transactions and audit events, respectively.

Hotfix information

How to obtain the Microsoft Dynamics AX updates files

This update is available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center.

Prerequisites

You must have one of the following products installed to apply this hotfix:

  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2

Restart requirement

You must restart the Application Object Server (AOS) service after you apply the hotfix.

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