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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Security
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 22, 2020

Add/Enhance keystore management

We currently have the ability to work with the Java Keystore from within ACS, under Key Management. I would like to see some function added to work with the IBMi *System keystores.

I understand there is the 'Key Management' tool that comes with the application/odbc package, however that requires mapping netserver drives or downloading/uploading the .KDB keystores for each system.

A tool to interact with the system keystore within ACS would ideally not require one to map a drive to the DCM directory where the keystores are located.

This would be in addition to the already great redesign down the web portal DCM

(I did try to open the *SYSTEM KBD file with ACS, get an error likely due to it trying to open it as a JKS DB type. The *SYSTEM keystore looks to be in CMS format, so support would need to be added for that?)


Use Case:

With the increasing importance of security and encryption, it is paramount to have a good set of tools to help manage system keys.


Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Apr 30, 2021

    IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time, so it is being closed. Continue to use the new DCM GUI interface to interact with the IBM i *SYSTEM certificate store.

  • Guest
    Apr 8, 2021

    IBM has received the requirement and is evaluating it. Early evaluation is that DCM functionality will not be duplicated into ACS. IBM will provide a response after evaluation is complete.

  • Guest
    Dec 9, 2020

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Security
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - System Management
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None