Firewall / Infrastructure / Network communication

How does BxEngine connect to the network

BxEngine

BxEngine is a Windows service that run on the main application server. The app server could be on premise or in the cloud.

BxEngine uses outgoing communication to BxEngine cloud services, including Azure Relay services. 

Service Address Direction Type
License license.bxsoftware.no Outgoing 443/HTTPS/TCP
BxAPI api.bxsoftware.no Outgoing 443/HTTPS/TCP
Azure Relay**
  • bxsoft.servicebus.windows.net
  • Range: g0-prod-db3-001-sb.servicebus.windows.net to g31-prod-db3-001-sb.servicebus.windows.net 
Outgoing 5671/9350*/9351/9352/
HTTP*/HTTPS/TCP
MS SQL SQL SERVER Outgoing 1433/TCP
Local BxAPI (Legacy Win CE clients/optional) localhost Incoming 44450 /HTTP/ TCP


References:
Microsoft Azure Relay - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-relay/relay-port-settings
Microsoft SQL Server - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/sql-server/install/configure-the-windows-firewall-to-allow-sql-server-access?view=sql-server-ver15

* Some scenarios
** MS Azure uses scale-units, and outgoing connections may vary on DNS addresses raning from g0-prod-db3-001-sb.servicebus.windows.net to g31-prod-db3-001-sb.servicebus.windows.net

BxSmartPrintPro

BxSmartPrintPro is a Windows service that could run on the main application server or a local computer in the same network as the customers printers. BxSmartPrintPro handles printing and communication with the local Windows print queues.

BxSmartPrintPro connects to the cloud, and to the local print queues.

Service Address Direction Type
License license.bxsoftware.no Outgoing 443/HTTPS/TCP
BxAPI api.bxsoftware.no Outgoing 443/HTTPS/TCP
Azure Relay bxsoft.servicebus.windows.net Outgoing 5671/9350*/9351/9352/
HTTP*/HTTPS/TCP
Local BxAPI (Legacy Win CE clients/optional) localhost Incoming 4445 / HTTP / TCP

References:
Microsoft Azure Relay - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-relay/relay-port-settings
*Some scenarios

BxMobile / Hand terminals

BxMobile is the client running on dedicated scanner devices, or Android/iOS mobile phones.

Legacy Windows CE-based clients is running on dedicated hand terminals.

BxMobile connect to our cloud services with outgoing https/443. Legacy WinCE based connects trough our cloud services OR directly to BxEngine on the main application server.

Service Address Direction Type
BxAPI api.bxsoftware.no Outgoing 443/HTTPS/TCP
BxAPI WinCE Legacy ceproxy.bxsoftware.no Outgoing 443/HTTPS/TCP
Legacy WinCE Local API (optional) Main application server Outgoing 443/HTTP/TCP or 44445/TCP
Legacy WinCE Local Print(optional) BxSmartPrint server Outgoing 44450/TCP

ERP Integrations

ERP Integrations work from the BxEngine on the main application server to the ERP-system. Network communication is dependent on the ERP-system, and choose integration method (where applicable). BxEngine support often uses the ERP-systems custom APIs, rest/soap/web service based APIs, SQL connections or file based integrations (Local/SMB/FTP etc).

BxWebManager and BxAdmin

BxWebManager and BxAdmin is cloud hosted applications hosted by BxSoftware at app.bxsoftware.no all communications is in-browser and secured with https. Both applications backends connect to BxCloud API for authentication and working with customer data.

3rd party integrations

Consignor OnPremises

BxSoftware supports file-based integration with Consignor OnPremises (COP). File communication is either local or by SMB network from either BxEngine or BxSmartPrintPro. When the ERP/BxEngine is installed in a different network that Consignor Server, BxSmartPrintPro will act as a communications proxy through our cloud api.

Consignor Shipment Server

Consignor Shipment Server integration uses a web services API from BxEngine to Consignors cloud services (HTTPs/443)

Logistra Cargonizer

Logistra Cargonizer integration uses a web services API from BxEngine to Cargonizers cloud services (HTTPs/443)

Axia Frakt

Axia Frakt integration uses a web services API from BxEngine to Axias cloud services (HTTPs/443)

Unifaun Online

Unifaun Online integration uses a web services API from BxEngine to Unifauns cloud services (HTTPs/443)

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