Configuring IBM Cognos components to use another certificate authority

By default, IBM® Cognos® Analytics components use their own certificate authority (CA) service to establish the root of trust in the IBM Cognos security infrastructure. However, you can configure IBM Cognos components to use a certificate from another certificate authority, such as iPlanet or Microsoft.

To use another CA certificate, you must use the following process:

  1. Create certificate signing request (CSR) files.

    Part of this task requires you to submit the CSRs to your certificate authority and generate the certificates. For more information about that process, see your CA documentation.

  2. Import the CA certificates into IBM Cognos components
  3. Configure IBM Cognos components to use certificates generated by your CA.