You are correct. I did not make my point clear enough. You do not need
a client certificate for the FTP client unless the FTP server is
configured to request client certificate. However the iSeries FTP
client will check the FTP server's SSL certificate and to see if it is
trusted. If they generated a self signed CA, you will need to import
the CA certificate into your trusted certificates using DCM.

Chris Bipes
Director of Information Services
CrossCheck, Inc.

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Subject: Re: ftp (from iSeries) question

On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 5:54 PM, Chris Bipes
<chris.bipes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
You do not need a certificate for the FTP client unless the server is

requesting a certificate from the client. If so, the server needs to

This is not entirely correct. The FTP Client needs to verify the FTP
Servers certificate. For this, a chain of trust needs to be established.
This is also known as the Root CA certs.

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