Each Athena EST Unit (Targets, Monitors, Displays, Network Manager, and Orion) is uniquely identified by a set of security certificates. The Network Manger, which enables communication over the Athena Network, uses these certificates to encrypt all messages and to perform double authentication. The Targets, Monitors, Displays, and Network Manager all come pre-installed with these certificates. Orion however, needs to be updated and configured with it's unique certificates to enable it to talk on the Athena Network.
1.Update your Orion software to the latest version that includes the Athena integration, currently this is Orion version 2.9.68.
2.To download and install your Athena Configuration files.
a.Make sure your Windows machine is connected to the Internet.
b.Open the Orion Scoring Software on your Windows machine.
c.From the menu bar click on Tools -> Download Athena Configuration Files
d.Restart Orion once complete. After restarting Orion you'll get an error message related to connecting to the Athena Network. This is expected until step three (below) is completed.
3.Install the Athena Root Certificate Authority into your Windows Operating System.
If after installing the Root Certificate Authority Orion still reports a communication error see the trouble shooting guide.