Jan 10, 2012
Each year, we all make resolutions to better ourselves. For SpringAhead, part of our New Year’s resolution is to provide the best data security and data encryption with QuickBooks. Essentially, your security settings will be updated to the newest industry standard.
To accomplish this, the new release requires a new certificate to be created in all desktop versions of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online accounts. This change only takes a moment and provides numerous benefits.
Remember: To create a new certificate in QuickBooks make sure you’re logged in as the administrator or do the update with your QuickBooks administrator.
Here’s a few answers to questions you may have:
How strong is the new encryption?
The new certificate you will be installing is 2048-bit SSL encryption, which is the best of breed encryption available. For more information, click here
Do I need to do anything?
Only if you are using a desktop version of QuickBooks or QuickBooks Online. Videos and guides for the respective editions are posted below
What do I need to do?
Simply open SpringConnect on your computer and you should be prompted for a new version. Once updated, click Synchronize. You will also need to have your administrator present to create the new certificate. If your’re having any issues installing the update, the direct link for SpringConnect is www.getspringconnect.com
Let’s get updated! Videos and Documentation:
Whom should I contact if I need help?
SpringAhead’s team is here to help! Feel free to shoot us an email at email@example.com or give us a call at 888-874-1118, ext. 2. If you’d like help with the certificate update, please ensure you have administrator rights or have your administrator present.
Can I wait?
Your existing certificate will remain valid through February 1st. After that date, if you use QuickBooks Online, you will need the new certificate before you can transfer data between QBOE and SpringAhead.