Possiblity to configure Vantage 12.6 with SSL.

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Article ID: 38175

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CA Vantage Storage Resource Manager

Issue/Introduction

Question:

How to configure SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) with VANTAGE 12.6 ? 

Answer: 

A CA Vantage host can communicate with a Windows client only when both the host and the client are configured to support secure communication. 

Follow these steps: 

1)  Verify that the CA Vantage host is configured according to the instructions in Configure CA Vantage for Secure Communication. 

2) Install and configure a TLS/SSL tunneling service as follows: 

- Install and configure the service on the computer where the CA Vantage Windows client is installed. 
- Copy the self-signed certificate file from the host environment and paste it to a local file. 
- Import the certificate to the certificate store as follows: 
          - Click the Start button and type certmgr.msc in the Search field. 
          - The MS Windows Certificate Manager starts. 
          - Provide any requested passwords or confirmations. 
- Select Trusted Root Certification Authorities. 
- Right-click the Certificates folder and select All Tasks – Import. 
- Select the certification authority certificate, and provide the requested information. 
- The Certificate Manager imports the certificate. 
- Start all components and test the connection. 
- The client is configured to communicate securely.



Additional Information: 


Example: Configure STUNNEL to provide SSL tunneling service between the CA Vantage host and the Windows client 

This example configures the open-source tunneling service named STUNNEL to enable the Windows client to connect, via port 1371, to the CA Vantage host named SRM_host that resides at the z/OS server whose IP address is 192.168.1.1. 

: Proxy without client authentication 
SRM_host 
client=yes 
accept = 127.0.0.1:1371 
connect=192.168.1.1:1371

 

As always, please contact CA Technologies support for CA Vantage if you have further questions. 

Environment

Release: SMV3EN00200-12.6-Graphical Management Interface
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