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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Security
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 16, 2020

Backport DCM API's to V7R3

Please backport the DCM API's back to V7R3.


Use Case:

Automation of certificates in V7R3 is now impossible while the release will exist for quite some time.


Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Nov 3, 2021

    It is exactly QycdRenewCertificate which is needed to create a new CSR to be signed by a third party.

    Without this API the whole process can't be automated as it is actually step 1.

  • Guest
    Nov 2, 2021

    The only DCM API that exists in IBM i 7.4 that does not exist in IBM i 7.3 is the renew certificate API (QycdRenewCertificate). All other APIs that are seen in IBM i 7.4 also exist in IBM i 7.3.

  • Guest
    Dec 11, 2020

    IBM will use this request as input to planning but no commitment is made or implied. This request will be updated in the future if IBM implements it. IBM will use votes and comments from others in the community to help prioritize this request.

  • Guest
    Nov 23, 2020

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a MEDIUM priority requirement that should be addressed.

    If DCM can be ported back to 7.3 with a reasonable amount effort then this should be addressed. The existing 7.3 interface is difficult to use and not always as effective.

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ ibm.biz/BdYSYj and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at ibm.biz/BdYSZT

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Nov 10, 2020

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed. Although it's available on IBM i 7.4, if it's easy enough to backport, please consider doing so for those who will be on IBM i 7.3 for a while yet.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/Blogs/i-Can/May-2017/COMMON-Americas-Advisory-Council-%28CAAC%29-and-RFEs/

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Oct 30, 2020

    IBM has received the requirement and is evaluating it. IBM will provide a response after evaluation is complete.