Managing Digital Certificates across the Enterprise

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 11 February 2016, updated 22 September 2016

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ISBN-10: 0738441503
ISBN-13: 9780738441504
IBM Form #: SG24-8336-00
(42 pages)

Authors: Keith Winnard, Martina vondem Bussche, Wai Choi, David Rossi

Managing Digital Certificates across the Enterprise


This IBM® Redbooks® publication is the first in a series of five books that relate to the implementation and management of digital certificates that are based on a public key infrastructure. Digital certificates play a major role in the protection of data communications and their use continues to grow.

This Redbooks publication includes the following chapters:
- Chapter 1, “Digital certificates overview” on page 1 provides an overview of digital certificates. It describes their purpose, gives a high-level overview of how they are created and their relationship to keys and encryption, and how they can be deployed into an organization.
- Chapter 2, “Digital certificate management considerations” on page 19 describes choices and their possible effects to consider for setting up and organizing the infrastructure and processes to be effective in your environments.
- Chapter 3, “Introducing z/OS PKI Services” on page 27 describes how the IBM z/OS® PKI services can provide you with a cross-platform solution to manage your digital certificates and build a strong solution that uses established qualities of service.

After you read this IBM Redbooks publication, we suggest that you progress on to the following materials that we plan to make available in second quarter 2016:
- z/OS PKI Services: Quick Set-up for Multiple CAs, SG24-8337
- IBM PKI on z/OS: Planning for an Operational Scenario, SG24-8340
- IBM PKI on z/OS: Deploying an Operational Scenario, SG24-8342
- IBM PKI on z/OS Reporting and Auditor Scenario, SG24-8343

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