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Status Delivered
Categories Global Mailbox
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 9, 2019

Global Mailbox should support MQ SSL options during installation

Currently, Global Mailbox only supports installation against MQ servers which use unencrypted communications, and username+password authentication.

After installation, the product supports re-configuring using TLS connections and certificate based client/server authentication.

This leads to the pointless exercise of having to install a MQ Server instance solely for the purpose of passing validation.


The product installer should support TLS options, or provide an option to bypass/ignore connection test validation. 

What is your industry? Banking
How will this idea be used?

Customer will install the product using IBM installation Manager.

If using a response file, they would add additional parameters to specify TRUSTSTORE_FILE, TRUSTSTORE_PASSWORD, KEYSTORE_FILE , KEYSTORE_PASSWORD and CIPHER. Alternatively, an option to bypass the validation using a property eg. "MQ_CONNECTION_VALIDATION=false". 


If using the IIM GUI, appropriate fields to supply the parameters should be provided. 

If Connection Test fails, there should be an option to ignore & proceed, instead of the installation being blocked.