You'll need to implement a certificate in the certificate store called DCM
through the IBM i administration portal. This is very general. If it is
public you'll need a public cert, import it into your system. Then you'll
need to tell what applications will use it through the DCM. Then you'll
configure Apache to use it. Very general but your Apache config will be

Joe W Holt
Sr Programmer/Developer
Jack Onofrio Dog Shows, LLC

From: Dean Eshleman <Dean.Eshleman@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "'web400@xxxxxxxxxxxx'" <web400@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 03/03/2015 11:02 AM
Subject: [WEB400] Implementing SSL for web services
Sent by: "WEB400" <web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>


I need to implement SSL for our web services that are deployed in Websphere
on IBM i. They are called via the Apache HTTP server from our own servers.
The SSL requirement is coming from our auditors. I'm having trouble
figuring out where I need to turn on SSL. Do I do it in the Apache HTTP
Server, do I do it in Websphere or do I need to do it in both places? This
is Websphere 5.1 Express (I know it is an old version) running on a V5R4
system. We do plan to upgrade this year sometime.

Part of my confusion regarding Apache is that the documentation talks about
turning on SSL for an application in Apache. In this case, I don't have an
application. Apache just forwards the requests to Websphere. I am
currently controlling who can call the web services by defining Locations
in Apache and using Allow or Deny on ip addresses. Any ideas or pointers
from anyone?

Dean Eshleman
Software Development Architect

Everence Financial
1110 North Main Street
PO Box 483
Goshen, IN 46527
Phone: (574) 533-9515 x3528<>

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