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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 16, 2019

Need an amqerror log message for SSL channels using OCSP validation

SSL certificates can have OCSP validation. This sends a request to an external URL asking if this certificate is valid. The OCSP server replies yes or no.
The request can time out.

For sender channels we can find the URL from the certificate. For a receiver channel, we do not know what the URL is, so we cannot trace/ping it.

We need a new message in the AMQError log saying
"OCSP request to URL.. for certificate with DN.. took x milliseconds." The reply was "OK"

This tells us
1) The name of the URL
2) How long the request took (including a time out)
3) The return value if any

Idea priority High
RFE ID 134619
RFE Product IBM MQ
  • Admin
    Mark Taylor
    Sep 21, 2022

    When looking at future priorities, this is not something that we expect to be able to implement in the next couple of years. Therefore this idea is now being declined.

  • Guest
    Jan 19, 2021

    This is something we hope to address in a future version of MQ

  • Guest
    Jul 17, 2019

    This also is a problem for CLIENT SVRCONN channels. It took a SSL Client Trace to understand why the MQRC 2393 was being returned - due to OCSP timeout failure.