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Status Delivered
Workspace API Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 14, 2018

Ability to alter the ‘out of the box' HTTPS Front Side Handler configuration

We have a requirement to alter the ‘out of the box' HTTPS Front Side Handler configuration that the CMC deploys – specifically the list of / order of SSL-TLS cipher suites on offer. Prior to version the object that implements the ciphers (an ssl-server profile ) had the same name no matter which TLS profile was used and no matter which cloud was used (ie always named cmc-webapi-sslsvr-apifsh). Since each TLS Profile has a unique name per environment.
We've been using a datapower extension to implement this requirement which was simple enough prior to as we had one extension ZIP which was always the same. This becomes fiddly with as a) we need a ZIP per TLS profile and b) you don't know the name of the object prior to patching, so the creation of the extension can only come after you've patched your cloud. We now require a change to the TLS Profile to allow us to set the ciphers / order for the Datapower appliances. The product already lets us do this for the Management Servers so a config page like this is what we need.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 117604
RFE Product IBM API Connect
  • Admin
    Dan Temkin
    Apr 5, 2023

    In API Connect v2018 and v10 we have exposed the ability to configure the Ciphers list and some other properties such as Limit renegotiation and enable/disable TLS versions. If there is still a feature enhancement that is being looked for to gain more grainular controls please open an new RFE with these details. Thanks