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Status Future consideration
Workspace WebSphere Liberty
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 23, 2019

Liberty should support AT-TLS "awareness"

Liberty profile JVMS should support AT-TLS "awareness" at the same level that other products like CICS do.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 129243
RFE Product WebSphere Application Server
  • Guest
    Oct 7, 2022

    IBM is positioning IBM Zert as security focal point on TLS and SSH sessions. The SMF 119 security data is provided by AT_TLS.

    We think this is a good strategy to have this security information at a focal point in Zert. As such we try to deliver most TLS implementation with AT-TLS. We do see that the main reason not to use AT-TLS is that an application losses functionality because they are not AT-TLS controlled opr aware.

    We would like to see that also Liberty and as such also z/OS Connect can use AT-TLS without loosing functionaliy.

    So please add this functionality to Websphere / Liberty

  • Guest
    Dec 6, 2019

    We are strongly vote for this RFE, because we need ATTLSAWARE for in- and outbound communication in Liberty-Server.

    When we now use AT-TLS on outbound communication, then all applications has to change their URLs from "https" to "http". If they have further SSL-aware parameters in their URL, they have to exclude it. Otherwise Liberty demands a SSL-configuration. What we need is an ATTLSAWARE-Parameter, that applications can use their https-URL, but Liberty checks, that TLS will be done by Comm-Server.
    Now it is really confusing for applications. Use they "http" or "https". And furthermore it's a huge problem, moving applications from local Liberty to CICS-Liberty

    Same procedure for incoming requests. We want to use the httpsPort in the endpoint-definition in server.xml. So, that it is clear, that we run with SSL.

    Best regards,
    Juergen (DATEV eG)