IC88761: HOW CAN WE DYNAMICALLY UPDATE SYSTEM CERTIFICATES WHERE WE KEEP THE CERTIFICATE NAME AND ALSO THE SYSTEM CERTIFICATE ID?

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Certificateificate management: Some services and adapters use
    system certificate ID, other use the system certificate name.
    This means that when the system certificate expires and a new
    one must be created, there is no simple way of updating
    all adapters to use the correct certificate.It should be
    standardized across all SI adapters that they use the system
    certificate name value.
    For example CDSA and HTTP Server/FTP Server adapter use the
    certificateificate Name. However, FTP and Http client
    adapter/Begin Session services
    use the certificateificate ID. Managing the certificates via
    HSM will not work as the object ID is still
    updated when the new certificate is imported into SI.
    

Local fix

  • STRRTC - 350322
    LM / LM
    Circumvention: None
    

Problem summary

  • Users Affected: ALL
    
    Problem Description:
    Currently the only way to update the System Certificate is to
    delete and create a new system certificate with same name.
    But this creates a new object id instead of using the same.
    Ideally, the same object id should be updated with new
    certificate details.
    
    Problem Summary:
    Currently, to update the certificate - user have to delete the
    existing certificate and then create a new certificate with same
    certificate name.
    Instead update the existing certificate without deleting it by
    providing an upload option in case of key certificate and pkcs.
    In case of self signed certificate the individual fields will be
    editable.
    

Problem conclusion

  • With the fix, when user edits a system certificate, he/she has
    to choose among Self Signed, Key or PKCS 12 certificate.
    Providing an upload option in case of key certificate and pkcs.
    In case of self signed certificate the individual fields will be
    editable.
    > Update the system certificate from UI -
    (Exception: In self signed edit - "Set Certificate Signing Bit"
    field could not retain its older value as same is not saved in
    certificate or database,
    this value is only used to generate the certificate and is not
    known once the certificate is created. Hence, this value could
    not retain its older value.
    In Key cert and PKCS cert - password and file uploads are not
    retained as per the practice.)
    
    On click of edit link from certificate search result screen,
        Take the user to a new screen which asks to chose among
    three options:
                       o Self Signed Certificate
                       o Key Certificate
                       o PKCS12 Certificate
    Once the user chooses one of the above, the wizard will take
    care of showing the respective screens to edit the fields (self
    signed)
    or upload the .txt file (key cert) or upload .pfx file (pkcs12).
    Once user clicks finish, the same objective id will be updated.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC88761

  • Reported component name

    STR B2B INTEGRA

  • Reported component ID

    5725D0600

  • Reported release

    520

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-11-30

  • Closed date

    2012-12-10

  • Last modified date

    2012-12-10

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    STR B2B INTEGRA

  • Fixed component ID

    5725D0600

Applicable component levels

  • R524 PSY

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Document information


More support for:

Sterling B2B Integrator

Software version:

5.2

Reference #:

IC88761

Modified date:

2012-12-10

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