Technical Blog Post
Email Listener Communications via GMail - Part I: Importing the SSL Certificate
Companion article: Email Listener Communications via Live.com using SSL & STARTTLS (review the GMail series as a prerequisite)
Email over SSL is new in IBM Maximo 184.108.40.206.
In general, SSL certificates are acquired from certificate authorities. The implementation of certificates falls in the province of the email server and application server. Maximo does not directly (or even indirectly) handle or access SSL certificates. The request for an SSL enabled connection is via a property issued to the JavaMail API. Certificate handling occurs between the application server's JavaMail API and trust store and the email server.
Importing an SSL Certificate into Websphere
In this case we'll be using GMail over SSL. Websphere provides a handy feature for pulling the SSL certificate from the email server.
- Log into the Websphere console
- Navigate to Security > SSL certificate and key management > under Related Items select Key stores and certificates > CellDefaultTrustStore > under Additional Properties select Signer certificates
- Click on Retrieve from port
Host: smtp.gmail.comStay tuned for Part II.
Alias: gmail (or desired alias)