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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 21, 2021

WebSphere Application Server Support for HashiCorp Vault usage

Our organization mandates the use of HashiCorp Vault to store and retrieve passwords.

For Applications hosted on WebSphere Application Server, there is no direct support to make use of HashiCorp Vault to store/retrieve database password as part of JDBC configuration.

We found that IBM Support the use of HashiCorp vault for InfoSphere MDM product; please refer KC for details
https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSWSR9_11.6.0/com.ibm.swg.im.mdmhs.release.installpostcfg.doc/topics/password-vault.html

Extending this solution for WebSphere application server will help us to manage secrets in better way

Idea Priority High
Use Case
As a WebSphere Application Server Administrator, I would like to store database password in secured vault and WebSphere should be configured to read the password from Vault at run time Please note this enhance requested, is already made available for InfoSphere MDM product which is also based on WebSphere Application Server We just need that enhancement to be extended for WebSphere
RFE ID 149411
RFE URL
RFE Product WebSphere Application Server
  • Guest
    Jul 22, 2021

    Graham, Please reevaluate for consideration.

  • Admin
    Graham Charters
    May 21, 2021

    Thank you for the suggestion. The requirement does have merit, and Brian Paskin has provided an example of how to do this here: https://github.com/bpaskin/WASLibertyScriptsAndStuff/tree/master/WASHashiCorpVaultPassword .
    Looking at this request with respect to our total backlog, and given the sample, we believe we are unlikely to deliver this any time in the foreseeable future. We are declining the request rather than leaving it in an uncommitted state for an extended period of time. If you would like to discuss this decision further, please contact Michael C Thompson <mcthomps@us.ibm.com>.