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Status Functionality already exists
Workspace Control Center
Categories Security
Created by Guest
Created on May 18, 2021

Control Center Certificate Expiration Warning Notification

The Certificate Expiration warning rule that comes with Control Center produces a warning if a Connect Direct Secure Plus certificate is going to expire within 60 days. However, there is no known notification for Control Center's certificate which can be used with other servers to provide a secure connection. For example, I have a self-signed certificate that I created for Control Center. The certificate expires in June, but I did not receive any notification from Control Center. The only way I knew is that our trusted certificate is installed on some of our B2B Integrator servers for a secure connection with Control Center. The B2B servers have an email setup which sends an email to our shared inbox showing which certificates are about to expire. In that email, the Control Center certificate was identified. We need Control Center to alert us on this as well.

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The Certificate Expiration warning rule that comes with Control Center produces a warning if a Connect Direct Secure Plus certificate is going to expire within 60 days. However, there is no known notification for Control Center's certificate which can be used with other servers to provide a secure connection. For example, I have a self-signed certificate that I created for Control Center. The certificate expires in June, but I did not receive any notification from Control Center. The only way I knew is that our trusted certificate is installed on some of our B2B Integrator servers for a secure connection with Control Center. The B2B servers have an email setup which sends an email to our shared inbox showing which certificates are about to expire. In that email, the Control Center certificate was identified. We need Control Center to alert us on this as well.

  • Admin
    VIJAY CHOUGULE
    Jul 9, 2021

    This can be achieved by writing rules to watch for below events/message Ids:

    • CCTR143I - for expired certs

    • CCTR144I - for certs soon to expire

    • CCTR145I - for certs not yet valid

    Control Center Monitor checks all the certificates in its key and trust stores, and generate the above events that contains the names of problematic certificates.

    In 6.1.3 these events are generated during start-up however starting 6.2, that certificate check is also done on a reoccurring basis (every 24 hours) after ICC has started. That way if you leave ICC 6.2 up long enough, and one of its certificates is about to expire, that wasn’t at startup, with 6.2, you can find out about that as well.

  • Admin
    VIJAY CHOUGULE
    Jun 2, 2021

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your ideas to IBM. We truly value our relationship with you and appreciate your willingness to share details about your experience, your recommendations, and ideas.

    We will shortly be reviewing this request internally and get back on the feasibility to implement this in near future. Appreciate your patience.