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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Security
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 18, 2021

IBMi DCM software related functions

Hi,
Our business belongs to finance area therefore we have lot of audit and we are sense for security.
I would ask the review provided DCM functions because several times we faced limitation compering other platform.
for example.
- self signed CA (root issuer expected)
- DCM cannot sign csr file to anothers
- Subject Alternate Name can contains only one def.
etc etc.

If I'm wrong and and it solved already or IBM has alternate solution for let me know please.

Best regards


Use Case:

With the recommended change we can provide better service and can save all IBM related sfw certificate management instetad use 3rd party solution


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Feb 8, 2022

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a “nice to have” low priority feature. There are work-arounds, as mentioned in earlier comments.

    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

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Nov 2, 2021

    The request for DCM to support creating certificates and certificate requests with multiple Subject Alternative Names (SAN) has been a very popular request which resulted in a few different RFEs requesting this enhancement. This request might still get done in the future so simply rejecting it is not appropriate. It is therefore being deferred since it cannot be completed at this time.

  • Guest
    Jun 22, 2021

    It's the first comment for this RFE.

  • Guest
    Jun 21, 2021

    Hi,
    Probably I missed but I cant find your comment regarding multiplied SAN def. Could you resend please.

    best regards

  • Guest
    Jun 10, 2021

    Multiple SAN's is already explained 4 months ago (see my initial post).

    Further I would suggest not to use IBM i as CA (just create the certificate chain on another platform and import it).

  • Guest
    Jun 9, 2021

    Hi,
    Thank you for your update.
    We are part of financial sector therefore we need meet several security expectation and complete internal-external audits.
    Currently we have two important findings.
    The server certificate "subject alternate name" need contains multiply DNS or IP entries
    The CA should not self-signed, but the DCM cannot create root and subCA certs.
    I attached two screens add would be fine issue imilt certs from IBMi DCM. If will we not solve the DCM can used only for import windows created certs.

  • Guest
    Jun 9, 2021

    Attachment (Description): SAN def--- this is my biggest issue what I should solve somehow

  • Guest
    Jun 9, 2021

    Attachment (Description): root and subCA

  • Guest
    Jun 8, 2021

    Additional details are needed regarding your examples. Could you explain more fully what you mean?

  • Guest
    Jun 8, 2021

    The CAAC has reviewed this RFE. More information is needed. Could you please give more details about your examples?

    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

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Feb 19, 2021

    You can enter multiple SAN's separated by comma's if I'm correct.

    For the others you need to give more information as it is unclear to me what you mean.