Does CA XCOM on Linux need the openssl package installed

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Article ID: 141261

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CA XCOM Data Transport CA XCOM Data Transport - Linux PC

Issue/Introduction

We are trying to configure SSL for XCOM and so need to complete the required CSR/certificate creation. We found that openssl is not installed in the usual system location on the server and is only installed under the Sybase application database i.e.




Will this impact the ability to create the required certificate or the XCOM functionality?

Environment

Release : 11.6
Component : CA XCOM Data Transport for Linux PC

Resolution

Normally if the standard Linux openssl package is installed the openssl binary is located in /usr/bin i.e.
# which openssl
/usr/bin/openssl

However you should be able to use the openssl binary installed under your Sybase directory to create the certificate.
Also for execution of XCOM secure transfers the OpenSSL libraries it uses are provided by the CAPKI package installed with XCOM so not having the Linux openssl package installed will not impact that execution.

Additional Information

To check for openssl packages installed:
# rpm -qa|grep -i ^openssl
openssl-1.0.2k-16.el7.x86_64
openssl-libs-1.0.2k-16.el7.x86_64

From this Red Hat page openssl on RHEL7 openssl-1.0.2k-16.el7 is the latest suggested package to install.

CA XCOM DATA TRANSPORT FOR UNIX/LINUX 11.6.1 > Generating TLS/SSL Certificates


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