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Status Future consideration
Workspace App Connect
Created by Guest
Created on May 27, 2015

IIB expose keyAlias parameter of CICSRequester Node

There are times when multiple personal certificates are needed when a broker needs to communicate with mutual SSL to multiple locations using different certificates and when rotating certificates that are about to expire. Other parts of IIB that deal with SSL certificates allow specification of the keyAlias such as the HTTPSConnector, this enhancement would make CICS Connections consistent. Not being able to specify keyAlias causes IIB to pick an essentially random key (first one found in keyring) instead of the intended key.

Idea priority High
RFE ID 71888
RFE Product IBM App Connect Enterprise (formerly IBM Integration Bus)
  • Guest
    Jan 15, 2021

    RFE Review. We continue to monitor this RFE. Allowing a user to express a particular key Alias is something we have provided on other outbound transport nodes and we continue to see value in this future enhancement, despite not yet being able to prioritize its development. Status of the RFE is maintained as Uncommitted candidate.

  • Guest
    Oct 7, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Integration
    Product - IBM Integration Bus (WebSphere Message Broker) - IIB

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Connectivity and Integration
    Product - IBM Integration Bus (WebSphere Message Broker) - IIB

  • Guest
    Jun 29, 2015

    Thank you for raising this RFE. Adding this node property and offering the chance to use a configurable service (for example) to further abstract the property would be a valuable enhancement to IIB. The status of this RFE is updated to Uncommitted Candidate.