Certificate Errors

Got a good question today from a long-time HealthVault Developer — at least they are long-time in terms of the short history of HealthVault. If your application certificate is not configured correctly, either on your app server or on the HealthVault server, the first time that you will see an error is the first time…

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HealthVault Response Paging

There is a parameter on the HealthRecordFilter object called MaxFullItemsReturnedPerRequest and it is set to 240 by default.  If your search returns more than MaxFullItemsReturnedPerRequest items then you will get full items for the first max items and then HealthRecordItemIds for the remaining items.  You can then retrieve the other items by ID. If you…

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Certificate Management

We get a lot of questions about managing your HealthVault application certificate.  When your application initiates a connection to HealthVault, it uses its unique private key to encrypt the first handshake message that it sends.  HealthVault then uses a public key to verify that the sender of this message is indeed a trusted host.  This…

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Email Addresses

We’ve had a few forum questions lately on email addresses so I figured I would send out some clarifying info. Most of you are aware that the Account and the Record are separate but related entities in HealthVault.  Each user account can have varying degrees of access to one or many records.  So when you…

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Deleting a Record

It is possible for end users to delete a HealthVault record but this function is not featured prominently in the user interface.  This is by design, as we don’t want end users to accidentally delete a record. In order to delete a record: Go to the HealthVault Shell: https://account.healthvault.com in the Consumer environment or https://account.healthvault-ppe.com in…

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