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File Agent doesn’t support Certificate-based authentication, it will be difficult for us to manage the passwords on File Agent authentications.


We have around 35,000 Connect:Direct nodes and File Agents will be deployed across all the stores. We have a password policy where the passwords are going to expire every 90 days, Maintenance of these many nodes will be a tedious task. Switching to certificates would reduce our effort on Connect:Direct but since File Agent doesn’t support Certificate-based authentication, it will be difficult for us to manage the passwords on File Agent Configurations.

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  • Apr 3 2019
  • Uncommitted Candidate
How will this idea be used?

It will be used for us to maintain security with certificates without managing the bulk passwords.

What is your industry? Computer Services
What is the idea priority? Urgent
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    Chris Sanders commented
    7 Apr, 2019 04:24pm

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM.  I have reviewed it with my team and believe this would be a valuable enhancement to Connect:Direct.  I will accept this request to make improvements to the password maintenance activities needed for File Agent.  We may not use the exact design that you have suggested, but will look to incorporate some of the features as we simplify password maintenance efforts.  This has been accepted as an uncommitted candidate and I will look to add it to your roadmap moving forward.


    Sincerely,

    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager