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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 30, 2021

Using custom apic-ingress-ca certificates for API Manager GUI

We are running API Connect EUS version on CP4I EUS version on Openshift 4.6.21 on Azure cloud.

As part of our internal security requirements, we wish to replace the default cert-manager generated API Manager GUI (https://apic-mgmt-api-manager-apic.cpi.qa.ocp.tine.no/manager/) certificate "apic-ingress-ca" with a custom certificate which is signed by our internal PKI system. The certificate we wish to use already has a CN=*.cpi.qa.ocp.tine.no which is set on Openshift ingress, in other words, when a user is logging in to API Manager, they shouldn't have to trust multiple certificates in order to be allowed in, not to mention the security risk of using a self-signed IBM generated/cert manager generated certificate in the value chain.

We need this feature/functionality on our EUS/long term release of CP4I in case this fixed in a future version of API Connect.


Example steps for using a custom certificate for common services management ingress endpoint for reference: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSGT7J_20.4/cert-manager/3.x.x/cert_mgmt_ingress.html#rep_cs360


Idea Priority Urgent
Who would benefit from this IDEA? TINE, the customer.