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Workspace Cloud Pak for Data
Components Connectivity
Created by Guest
Created on May 26, 2021

Allow enterprise CA certificate injection #cpfield

In order to connect to corporate assets in this enterprise the secure connection needs to be signed by that enterprise certificate authority. In order for cloudpak for data to be enterprise ready it needs a function to allow the injection of custom enterprise CA certificates into the Java cacerts file. Today this is not persistent and thus the product is not quite yet enterprise ready.

Needed by Date May 26, 2021
  • Admin
    Virginie Grandhaye
    Sep 2, 2021

    in development. Target ETA is CPD 4.0.2

  • Guest
    Jul 19, 2021

    Sure thing. There are some more additional details in case TS005395288.

    We have an enterprise on-prem object storage service that requires a connection be secured by the internal enterprise CA. This could be applicable to other internal enterprise services, but the most immediate need is for the object storage connection.

    A test I did to confirm was this:

    • Test creating object storage connection fails with PKIX certificate path building failed.

    • open terminal to both "wdp-connector" and "wdp-connection" pods.

    • Run this one-liner on both, as you can see it downloads the CA and adds it to Java cacerts keystore. /usr/bin/curl -s http://www.boeing.com/crl/Boeing%20Basic%20Assurance%20Software%20Issuing%20CA%20G3.crt -o /tmp/Boeing\ Basic\ Assurance\ Software\ Issuing\ CA\ G3.crt && keytool -importcert -keystore /opt/ibm/java/jre/lib/security/cacerts -alias BoeingG3 -file /tmp/Boeing\ Basic\ Assurance\ Software\ Issuing\ CA\ G3.crt -storepass changeit -noprompt

    • Test object storage connection is now successful.

    • Delete pods.

    • Test fails once again.

    So a way to make this persistent would be ideal. Thank you.

  • Admin
    Yalon Gordon
    Jul 15, 2021

    We are evaluating this idea. Can you add more details?