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Status Under review
Workspace IBM i
Categories Security
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 8, 2024

Include an "assigned" flag to DCM API to indicate if cert is assigned to an DCM application or not

There is an API that already exists that allows certificates stored in a DCM store be read and would include expiry date, which is useful. I am not sure what the API is called, but I know that TAATOOL provides a command (CVTCERT) that uses the IBM API and it allows the certificate details to be output to a file for convenience. It would be even more useful if the IBM API could include a flag to state whether the certificate is assigned to a DCM application or not. Or, include the name of the application that each cert is assigned to, if applicable and if not assigned, then show a blank. Use case is just after a certificate renewal, the old certificate will likely no longer be assigned, but admins may choose to keep it on the system for a period in case of need for roll back. We are trying to use the list to determine certificates that are close to expiry and send out an alert. But we don't want to include 'close to expiry' certs that are already renewed and therefore no longer assigned to an application.Adding such a flag would allow us to discern whether it's still in scope of alert or not


Phil Howells


Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jul 9, 2024
    IBM has received your Idea and is evaluating it. IBM will provide a response after evaluation is complete.

    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
    Jun 19, 2024

    Thank you Carmelita and Guest for the responses.

    I will take a look at those links.

  • Admin
    Carmelita Ruvalcaba Cevallos
    Jun 18, 2024

    The CAAC has reviewed this IBM Idea and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority Idea that should be addressed.

    This will be extremely helpful for the IBM i community handling certificates, and we recommend this as a Db2 for I service and a command.

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

    For more information about CAAC, see

    Carmelita Ruvalcaba - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Jun 17, 2024

    The information you are seeking is available by making two calls to existing APIs.

    1. To retrieve the information about a certificate and when it is expiring is available by using API QycuRetrieveCertificateInformation.

    2. To see which applications exist that contain the expiring certificate is available by calling API QycdRetrieveCertUsageInfo.
    This API is intended to retrieve information about the application definitions but also contains a list of certificates that are assigned to the application definition in the receiver variable.

    Note that an SQL service is available for step 1:

    The request for an SQL service for step 2 has been requested but has not been addressed yet.

  • Guest
    Jun 13, 2024
    An SQL service to list certificate assignment for application would be handy.