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Status Delivered
Categories Security
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 4, 2018

Certificate CRL check for Sterling Connect:Direct

It's not practical to use SEAS for certificate CRL check for Connect:Direct in a large enterprise environment where there are thousands of Connect:Direct nodes. Query-based CRL check via SEAS could greatly degrade the performance of Secure+ file transfers and could create a single point of failure.

We propose a local caching mechanism to be implemented for Connect:Direct for supported OS platforms. We use Microsoft PKI certificates. It publish CRL lists periodically. We'd like to see Connect:Direct to cache the CRL on the local nodes and refresh it every 24 hours. So the CRL check will be done via this caching mechanism. Please see Microsoft site at https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee619754(d=printer,v=ws.10).aspx for more info.
DeveloperWorks ID DW_ID80593
RTC ID RTC_ID484322
Link to original RFE http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=80593
  • Admin
    Chris Sanders
    May 13, 2020

    Thank you for your patience as we worked on this enhancement request. I'm pleased to announce that we have enhanced certificate revocation list checking with the v6.1 release of Connect:Direct which became generally available on 5/8/20. This release allows C:D to cache CRL results to ensure higher availability in the event that SEAS becomes unavailable. Please visit Passport Advantage to download this version and start gaining the benefits of this enhancement.

    Sincerely,

    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager