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Status Delivered
Workspace DataPower Gateway
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 2, 2021

Datapower doesn't support SSL/TLS to Oracle Database

As per IBM's recommendation - to enable TLS/SSL for Oracle database - we tried to enable "SSL Proxy Service" as proxy to handle SSL protocol for "SQL Data Source".

Datapower can complete SSL handshaking and encrypt data to Oracle server successfully. However, Datapower fails to connect to Oracle Database. Oracle Database receives unexpected Oracle DESCRIPTION and ADDRESS_LIST parameters, and the connection is terminated finally.

When reported as a defect, IBM support claims that this is an unsupported feature and not a defect.

Encrypted connections to the database is standard from all database clients and hence it is expected that this is a 'standard feature' provided by a secure appliance such as datapower.

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Nov 2, 2021

    The underlying Progress DataDirect ODBC driver supports SSL/TLS. Wouldn't expect it to be difficult to expose the required odbc.ini options in the datasource configuration.