Crickets on this one...I happened to experience this while in Anaheim at PowerUP19 and even had the DCM expert from IBM give me a a hand.  His suggestion was my first instinct: Change the password that you are prompted for when you access the certificate store.  We did do that while he looked over my shoulder but that didn't fix the issue.

Hearing nothing here, I guessed that maybe the HTTP server needed to be restarted to pick up the new password.  I can't say for sure that it was the solution but I can successfully start the Apache instances that have SSL enabled.

Pete Helgren
GIAC Secure Software Programmer-Java
Twitter - Sys_i_Geek IBM_i_Geek

On 5/22/2019 7:50 PM, Pete Helgren wrote:
[Posted by accident in Midrange-L]

I have  V7R2M0 HTTP Server where I updated my LetsEncrypt certificates and restarted the server instance.  Now I see this error:

[ibm_ssl:error] [pid 4294:tid 00000007] ZSRV_MSG0242: Key database file password expired, error = 107.

As far as I can determine, this is related to the DCM in some way.  Yes, I changed the password through the web admin interface and that made no difference.  As far as I can tell, the fact that it is a LetsEncrypt certificate isn't relevant, DCM generated the CSR and DCM imported the certificate with no problems.  It's just starting the instance with the SSL directives that is the issue. I don't know of another key database password except for the one in DCM that points to: /QIBM/USERDATA/ICSS/CERT/SERVER/DEFAULT.KDB

Anyone run into this?  A Google search turns up plenty of IBM links that point to nothing helpful when relating to IBM i....

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