Set up shared trust between IBM Cognos servers and other servers

If you want to use the default IBM® Cognos® certificate authority, and you want to use SSL for connections from other servers to IBM Cognos servers, you must add the IBM Cognos certificate to the trust store on the other servers.
Note: If you use browsers to connect to IBM Cognos components, the browsers automatically prompt users to update their trust stores.

If you want the connection between IBM Cognos servers and the other server to be mutually authenticated, you must also copy the certificate from your certificate authority to the trust store for IBM Cognos servers.

If you have configured IBM Cognos components to use another certificate authority (CA), you do not have to set up shared trust between IBM Cognos server and other servers.