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Ability to update the "bootstrap.truststore" with the new public keys of CD nodes without running that mandates to stop ICC

Customers normally add/configure CD nodes whenever they are ready to manage the CD node from CCD. Hence configuring CD nodes in CCD is not one time activity and rather an ongoing activity.

CCD requires the public keys of all CD nodes to be imported in to its TrustStore. But, importing public keys into the configured TrustStore is not sufficient, and we need to run to update the internal "bootstrap.truststore" that is used by the ICC during the handshake. requires ICC to be stopped, which will lead to many restarts of ICC whenever there is a new public key to be imported in to ICC TrustStore.

Rather, it would be helpful for customers to have simple utility to refresh the "bootstrap.truststore" without having to run so that customers can avoid restart of ICC just for importing public keys.

  • Guest
  • May 12 2021
  • Not under consideration
What is your industry? Banking
How will this idea be used?

Customer is having number of Windows and Unix C:D nodes and currently setting up CCD for the auto management of CD nodes. Customer needs to identify the CD nodes that are ready to be configured in CCD in terms of the compatible minimum version and Secure+ enabled. As all nodes cannot be upgraded to a compatible version and configured Secure+ at same time, customer does this task one at a time over few weeks.

Currently customer is importing the public keys into the TrustStore and then stopping ICC to run to get the "bootstrap.truststore" updated before testing the connectivity with the CD nodes.

Having a direct command to update ""bootstrap.truststore" helps customer onboarding CD nodes without bringing the ICC down for each CD node.

Though the main concern is about the mandatory restart of ICC, the other overhead is running which normally repeats a lot of questions where we just need to update the public keys.

The feature saves a lot of time for customers.

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders commented
    9 Sep, 2021 12:50pm

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM. I have reviewed it thoroughly with my team. Unfortunately we don't believe that this request will be applicable to the majority of our customers. Because of that we'll need to prioritize where we allocate our resources and must decline this request. I do appreciate you opening this request and would encourage you to use the tool again moving forward if there are other ideas we should consider.


    Chris Sanders

    CCD Product Manager

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