PM20116; 6.1.0.33: generating csr requests with 2048 key size from adminconsole

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Abstract

WebSphere Application Server does not create Certificate Request in size 2048.

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PM20116 resolves the following problem:

ERROR DESCRIPTION:
Generating Certificate Signing Requests (CSR)with 2048 key size from Administration Console.

The CSR request(via the administration console) for any WebSphere Application Server Version less than 7.0 will only create a CSR with the size of 512 or 1024.

Some Certificate authority Vendors will no longer accept CSR requests with a 1024 bit key size ( like example Verisign)

LOCAL FIX:
n/a

PROBLEM SUMMARY

USERS AFFECTED:
All users of IBM WebSphere Application Server who create Certificate Request

PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
WebSphere Application Server does not create Certificate Request in size 2048.

RECOMMENDATION:
None

Some certificate authority vendors no longer accept Certificate Requests with less than 2048 key size. WebSphere Application Server v6.1 creates Certificate Request in size 512 and 1024. This is not a problem with V7.

PROBLEM CONCLUSION:
Administration console is updated to handle size 2048 for Certificate Request creation and viewing. The code that creates and handles Certificate Request already supports 2048 key size.

After applying fixpack, the Admin console may not show 2048bit option in the dropdown list. In this case, please perform following steps:

  1. Go to {was_install_dir}/bin
  2. Run "iscdeploy -restore"

It might take a while for the command to finish. Restart the Application Server after the command.

The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in fix pack 6.1.0.35. Refer to the Recommended Updates page for delivery information:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27004980

Prerequisites

Download the UpdateInstaller below to install this fix.

URL LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes)
UpdateInstaller US English 7250000

Installation Instructions

Review the readme.txt for detailed installation instructions.

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Readme US English 8925

Download package


Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central (FC)?
What is DD?
6.1.0.0-WS-WAS-MultiOS-IFPM20116 25 Jun 2013 US English 121037 FC FTP DD

Technical support

Contact IBM Support using SR (http://www.ibm.com/software/support/probsub.html), visit the WebSphere Application Server support web site (http://www.ibm.com/software/webservers/appserv/was/support/), or contact 1-800-IBM-SERV (U.S. only).

Problems (APARS) fixed
PM20116

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More support for:

WebSphere Application Server
Security

Software version:

6.1, 6.1.0.1, 6.1.0.2, 6.1.0.3, 6.1.0.5, 6.1.0.7, 6.1.0.9, 6.1.0.11, 6.1.0.13, 6.1.0.14, 6.1.0.15, 6.1.0.17, 6.1.0.19, 6.1.0.21, 6.1.0.23, 6.1.0.25, 6.1.0.27, 6.1.0.29, 6.1.0.31, 6.1.0.33

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, i5/OS

Software edition:

Base, Express, Network Deployment

Reference #:

4035264

Modified date:

2013-07-11

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