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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Security
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 29, 2022

Add support for multiple DNS names in new Digital Certificate Manager

The need to have both the DNS and fully qualified name in the certificate Subject Alternative Name field is a requirement for secure web browser connections.


The field only allows one entry to be submitted into the SANs field when creating a new certificate. The ability to add multiples entries, separated by a comma, space, or semi-colon exists in modern certificate tools. Please add this function into the Domain Name field so we can add multiple entries such as short name and full qualified names.

Idea priority High
  • Admin
    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki
    Jul 12, 2022

    The CAAC has reviewed this Idea and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that is important to be addressed. There are alternatives, but anything to make the life of the system administrator easier will help maintain dedication to the box.


    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 Ideas on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your Idea.


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


    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Admin
    Sabine Jordan
    May 24, 2022

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a HIGH priority requirement that is important to address. This would make the life of the system administrator easier and will therefore help maintain dedication to the box.

    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

    Sabine Jordan + Sara Anrdres – CEAC Program Manager, IBM