Object signing scenarios
Review the scenarios that illustrate some typical situations for using IBM i object signing and signature verification capabilities. Each scenario also provides the configuration tasks you must perform to implement the scenario as described.
Your system provides several different methods for signing objects and verifying signatures on objects. How you choose to sign objects and how you work with signed objects varies based on your business and security needs and objectives. In some cases, you may need only to verify object signatures on your system to ensure that object integrity is intact. In other cases, you may choose to sign objects that you distribute to others. Signing the objects allows others to identify the origin of the objects and to check the integrity of the objects.
Which method you choose to use depends on a variety of factors. The scenarios provided in this topic describe some of the more common object signing and signature verification objectives within typical business contexts. Each scenario also describes any prerequisites and the tasks that you must perform to implement the scenario as described. Review these scenarios to help you determine how you can use object signing capabilities in a way that best suits your business and security needs: