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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 14, 2023

Encryption at rest for Distributed MQ data without the use of AMS (i.e. without SSL certificates)

An option to encrypt MQ data (logs, queue files, config files, etc) without the need to setup AMS and use SSL certificates would allow us to meet regulatory and internal risk policies without the SSL cert management requirements. 

Essentially, if the Qmgr filesystem encryption that's available on Appliances was also available on the standard software installs would be very helpful.

Idea priority Urgent
  • Admin
    Mark Taylor
    Sep 27, 2023

    While this is an interesting suggestion, it doesn't fit with our delivery plans for the next couple of years.

    This was achievable on the appliance where we can have full root-level control on the filesystem; the actual encryption is still done by the filesystem code in the appliance OS. It's not so feasible for the range of general-purpose platforms where we do not have that level of access and where filesystems might be shared with other subsystems. Instead, we'd recommend using the OS-provided tools like LUKS which you might want to manage in a common approach with other things you run on the same platforms.

    As a result we are declining this Idea.