There's supposed to be ways of automatically getting new Update Access Keys for your Power systems in order to be able to apply firmware updates, etc.
The problem I basically have is, to my belief, you still have to go to the ESS site, My Entitled Hardware, Update Access Keys, Actions, Generate new key.
Why in the sacred name of Elvis can't it just generate the new keys automatically, like 30 days before expiration? What's the point of setting up automatic updating on the HMC and/or standalone system, if you still have to manually generate the new keys?

ESS site:
https://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/ess/ProtectedServlet.wss

UAK links:
Management of POWER8 and Later Update Access Keys
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/management-power8-and-later-update-access-keys

Order and Apply new UAK on Stand Alone IBM i or HMC-Managed POWER8 or POWER9 servers.
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/687987

Manage update access keys with IBM Electronic Service Agent (ESA) on IBM i
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/635899

How To Automatically Update Access Key
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6238172


Rob Berendt
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