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Status Not under consideration
Workspace DataPower Gateway
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 25, 2017

Add SSL/TLS Hostname and Chain Validation to the Client Profile

Add SSL/TLS hostname validation to the SSL/TLS Client Profile in DataPower.

The ability to enable hostname / certificate matching and chain validation as all modern SSL/TLS-enabled browsers do would be an excellent addition to the DataPower software.

This would allow for much greater security without the need to manage explicit certificates for hundreds of applications / integrations.

While the DataPower CAN match the "immediate issuer", this is NOT sufficient as a security measure as any certificate issued by that immediate issuer would pass the certificate validation. For public CA's, this can mean that hundreds of thousands of other certificates would be accepted by the DataPower.

There should be a "ca-bundle" of Trusted Root CA's and the DataPower should be able to validate up the chain until it reaches a specific depth or Trusted Root.

Idea priority Urgent
RFE ID 109544
RFE Product IBM DataPower Gateways
  • Guest
    Feb 12, 2020


    Any evolution for this point very important for us please ?

    Thank you very much.

    Yacin Azdad (Orange France).