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Allow Certificate-Based Authentication to Connect:Direct AIJ

Allow Connect:Direct to authenticate to Control Center using Kerberos.

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  • Oct 8 2019
  • Planned for Future Release
How will this idea be used?

This will allow the application to be used in high security data centers. Currently the application does not meet the requirements necessary to function in these environments.

What is your industry? Banking
What is the idea priority? High
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    Chris Sanders commented
    November 20, 2019 22:28

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM. I have reviewed it with my team and we believe that certificate based authentication may be an ideal solution for your needs. This was introduced a few years ago and allows Control Center to authenticate itself to C:D nodes using a certificate instead of the traditional userid/password combination.

    I've included a link to the Control Center documentation that explains how cert auth works below. Could you please take a look to see if it will meet your needs. If not please do let me know and we'll discuss your request further.

    https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SS4Q96_6.1.0/com.ibm.help.scc.secure.doc/scc_CD_certificate_auth.html

    Sincerely,

    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders commented
    02 Mar 22:16

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM. I have reviewed it with my team following discussion with your team and we have confirmed that certificate based authentication will meet your needs. Because it is already available I am modifying this request to reference the C:D AIJ which you've also requested to have similar capabilities. The enhancement request to add certificate based authentication will be accepted and we have slotted it into our development cycle in hopes of delivering later this year.

    Sincerely,

    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager