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GSDML to GSDX - Specification for PROFINET - International Webinar 2024

  • 30.01.2024

Are you interested in GSDML to GSDX - Specification for PROFINET?

Do you want to know how you can make automation systems in your company more secure with PROFINET?

The security experts at PI have developed a comprehensive security concept for automation and described it in specifications.
Now, three PROFINET security classes can be implemented depending on the requirements. One component of Class 1 is the signing of the GSDML file to ensure authenticity and integrity. The signing is done using proven methods such as XML Signature and XAdES B-LT extension.

The signature object is packaged together with the GSD content into a file called GSDX.
PI provides a signature tool that signs GSDML files and generates GSDX files. The public validation key is provided as a public key certificate. The signing of GSDML files is an initial use case for certificates, with more to follow with secured PROFINET communication in SecurityClass 2/3.


GSDX pursues the goals packaging of any files and their referenced resources in a single container, validation of integrity and authenticity of packaged files, linking the origin of a file to a vendor or publisher and enable the integration of devices into an engineering tool.

This webinar will help you to deepen your understanding of the implementation of security measures in automation systems and to learn practical solutions to ensure the integrity and authenticity of GSDML files as well as to better understand the difference between GSDML and GSDX.




DateTuesday, January 30, 2024
Time (identical content)Session 1:    09:00 - 10:00 AM (CET)                                  Session 2:    04:00 - 05:00 PM (CET)  
LocationOnline (GoToWebinar)
HostPROFIBUS & PROFINET International
Agenda & Topics 
  • Intro
  • Technics
  • Process
  • Certification
  • Demo (Tooling, Engineering (TIAP)
  • Prices
  • Support

Click here to go directly to the GSD-Signing Portal!          Click here for an overview of the PI Test Labs!


If you have any questions, please contact Email: emilia.biche(at)profibus(dot)com, Tel: +49 721 986 197 43.

Consent to data collection and processing via registration for the event is a prerequisite for participation.



Session 1:    09:00 - 10:00 AM (CET)                                  Session 2:    04:00 - 05:00 PM (CET)                                                                                                                                     


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