Managing a trusted certificate

To use a different trusted root file to validate the identity of the trusted source, import that information to the remote node record. IBM® Sterling Control Center supports Base 64-encoded key certificate files.

To create one or more trusted certificates, which are already loaded on your Sterling Connect:Direct® server:

  1. Go to Secure+ > Trusted Certificates.
    Note: If this option is disabled, it is likely due to the fact the server requires a secure connection and one is not being used by IBM Sterling Control Center.
  2. Choose the Server and Version.
    Note: If you are unable to select the Server, it is likely due to the fact that the connection to server is not secure or the server is down.
  3. Click Create New from the overflow menu icon (Overflow menu icon displays a list of actions) above the grid.
  4. Select one or more Sterling Connect:Direct servers or server groups on which you want to import the certificates. Click Next.
  5. Take one of these steps:
    • To identify all certificate information, select Enter Trusted Certificate details.
    • To import a certificate that exists on another server, select Start from an existing Trusted Certificate on another server. Identify the server where the certificate is located and the name of the certificate.
  6. Enter the required details and click Next.
  7. Identify when the certificate is to be imported:
    • Now to import the certificate immediately.
    • Held for later to send the job to the job queue with a status of Held.
      Note: Select Held for later if you are not ready to initiate the Import trusted certificate job.
    • Schedule for later and then specify a time zone and date/time when the job is to run. This option sends the job to the job queue with a status of Scheduled.

    Click Next.

  8. Click Submit. Now, to return to original page, click Close. Else, click Configuration Jobs to run the held job or view information about the completed job.