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It should be possible for Control Center to handle multiple SSL/TLS keys in its keystore

Currently can Control Center only work with one unique key in its keystore. When using SEAS authentication this certificate must be defined with both Server and Client Authentication Enhanced Key Usage (EKU).

It should be possible (as any other component of the Sterling Suite (Secure Proxy, B2B Integrator, External Authentication Server)) to be able to define the usage of the different keys in the keystore:

Good examples are the following scripts of other Sterling components:

  • SEAS:
  • SSP: /
  • Guest
  • May 15 2019
  • Not under consideration
What is your industry? Insurance
How will this idea be used?
  • Define which key / certificate to be used for the Control Center Web Interface / JAVA GUI (with X509v3 Server Authentication EKU)
  • Define which key / certificate to be used for client authentication with SEAS (with X509v3 Client Authentication EKU) or SI B2Bi CCInterop WS
  • Define which key / certificate to use for Cognos
  • Define which key / certificate to use for Client Authentication on a Connect:Direct node
  • etc

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