SSL certificates for MQSeries transports

For SSL exchanges between Activator and an MQSeries server, you require two certificates:

  • Community certificate – For connecting to the MQSeries server.
  • Community application pickup certificate – For consuming messages from the MQSeries server.

Community certificate

Activator uses this certificate to connect to the MQSeries server.

View certificates

To view community SSL certificates:

  1. From the Trading configuration menu, select a community.
  2. On the community graphic at the top of the page, click the Certificates icon.
  3. The interface displays the Certificates page.
  4. Select the Trusted SSL root certificates tab.
  5. The interface displays the list of SSL trusted certificates available for the community.

Add certificate

  1. From the Trading configuration menu, select a community.
  2. On the community graphic at the top of the page, click the Certificates icon.
  3. The interface displays the Certificates page.
  4. Select the Trusted SSL root certificates tab.
  5. Click Add a trusted root certificate for SSL servers.
  6. In the Add a certificate screen, accept the Import a certificate from a file option and click Next.
  7. In the Locate the certificate file screen, use the Browse tool to locate and select the certificate file provided by MQSeries.
  8. In the View certificate details page, enter a name for the certificate and view the certificate details to confirm that the certificate is valid.
  9. Click Finish.
  10. The certificate is added to the list of certificates on the Trusted SSL root certificates tab.

Remove certificate

  1. From the Trading configuration menu, select a community.
  2. On the community graphic at the top of the page, click the Certificates icon.
  3. The interface displays the Certificates page.
  4. Select the Trusted SSL root certificates tab.
  5. The interface displays the list of SSL trusted certificates available for the community.
  6. On the row of the certificate that you want to remove, click Untrust.
  7. The certificate is removed from the list of SSL trusted certificates available for the community.

Community application pickup certificate

The community uses this certificate to consume messages from the MQSeries server.

View certificates

To view community application pickup SSL certificates:

  1. From the Trading configuration menu, select a community.
  2. On the community graphic at the top of the page, click the Application pickup icon.
  3. The interface displays the Application pickups page.
  4. Select the Trusted root certificates tab.
  5. The interface displays the list of trusted root certificates available for application pickup exchanges.

Add certificate

  1. From the Trading configuration menu, select a community.
  2. On the community graphic at the top of the page, click the Application pickup icon.
  3. The interface displays the Application pickups page.
  4. Select the Trusted root certificates tab.
  5. Click Add a trusted root certificate.
  6. In the Add a certificate screen, accept the default option Import a certificate from a file and click Next.
  7. In the Locate the certificate file page, use the Browse tool to locate and select a trusted root certificate.
  8. In the View certificate details page, enter a name for the certificate and view the certificate details to confirm that the certificate is valid.
  9. The certificate is added to the list of certificates on the Trusted root certificates tab.

Remove certificate

  1. From the Trading configuration menu, select a community.
  2. On the community graphic at the top of the page, click the Application pickup icon.
  3. The interface displays the Application pickups page.
  4. Select the Trusted root certificates tab.
  5. The interface displays the list of trusted root certificates available for application pickup exchanges.
  6. On the row of the certificate that you want to remove, click Untrust.
  7. The certificate is removed from the list of trusted certificates available for application pickups.

For general information on certificate management, see .

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