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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Security
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 30, 2020

Request to enhance Digital Certificate Manager to be able to manage Java Keystores

Would like to have the ability to use DCM (Digital Certificate Manager) to be able to manage (to create/change/manage/delete) Java keystores. This would include the ability to manage existing java keystores created by java commands. And to be able to do this as easily as it can be done with the system keystore or any keystore made by DCM.


Use Case:

For example. We have a java keystore that is created by an application and it resides in our IFS on the system. Right now we have no tool on the system that can do things like add or remove certificates in that keystore. The application does not have the ability to manage its own keystore, and we would rather have DCM manage it anyway, letting the IBMi OS system admins control it.


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Nov 2, 2021

    The request to have DCM directly interact with Java keystores is not being considered at this time. Although DCM does not operate directly with Java Keystores, there is an alternative method. DCM supports importing certificates that reside in PKCS#12 files and exporting DCM keystores into PKCS#12 files. PKCS#12 is a portable keystore type that also works with Java. Using the QykmImportKeyStore API, a customer application can import the Java keystore residing in PKCS#12 format into the CMS keystore type used by DCM.

  • Guest
    Apr 9, 2021

    IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time, so it is being closed. This would be a nice ease of use feature however this team has a long list of higher priority requirements, so this request is not likely to be implemented anytime soon.

  • Guest
    Dec 21, 2020

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

    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
    Dec 3, 2020

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

  • Guest
    Nov 12, 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 - Other
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None