Connect DSM to dashDB Using SSL
29 July 2016
This paper is to provide instructions on how to connect Data Server Manager to dashDB using a SSL connection.
In this example the certificate is the only file in the SSL directory that we created (you can place the file in any directory you want).
The keytool provides a means to create a TrustStore that will hold the certificate. Here is the command syntax to create a new TrustStore and import the dashDB SSL certificate:
C:\SSL>”C:\Data Server Manager\ibm-datasrvrmgr\java\jre\keytool” -import -file DigiCertGlobalRootCA.crt -keystore mytruststore
After executing the above, you will be prompted as follows:
Enter keystore password:
Re-enter new password:
Input whatever password you want to use.
The keytool will then output a bunch of messages followed by this prompt:
Trust this certificate? [no]:
Type yes that we do trust this certificate.
Trust this certificate? [no]: yes
Certificate was added to keystore
We then see the message that the certificate was added to the keystore.
If we then issue the dir command:
We see a new file was created that has the name of the keystore we just created. In the above example it is called mytruststore
We then would click on the plus sign ( + ) or Add to add a new database connection
Fill in the information for hostname, etc.
Select SSL Connectivity for JDBC security. This will add two new fields. The truststore location is the location where you just created the truststore above using the keytool and also you need to supply the password you gave to the Truststore.
The select to test the Connection