8.6.3 PKI Configuration Dialog Box

The PKI Settings dialog box is available from many Micro Focus products. The steps you use to open this dialog box depend on which product you are running.

Use the PKI Configuration dialog box to configure PKI settings for SSL/TLS sessions.

NOTE:To configure PKI settings for Secure Shell sessions use the PKI tab in the Reflection Secure Shell Settings dialog box.

The options are:

Certificate host name must match host being contacted

Specifies whether host name matching is required when validating host certificates. When this is enabled (the default), the host name you configure for your session must exactly match a host name or IP address entered in either the CommonName or the SubjectAltName field of the certificate.

Use OCSP

Specifies whether your client session checks for certificate revocation using OCSP (Online Certificate Status Protocol) responders when validating host certificates. OCSP responders may be specified in the AIA extension of the certificate itself. You can also specify OCSP responders using the OCSP tab in the Reflection Certificate Manager.

Use CRL

Specifies whether your client session checks for certificate revocation using CRLs (Certificate Revocation Lists) when validating host certificates. CRLs may be specified in the CDP extension of the certificate itself. You can also specify CRL using the LDAP tab in the Reflection Certificate Manager.

Note: The default value of this setting is based on your current system setting for CRL checking. To view and edit the system setting, launch Internet Explorer, and go to Tools > Internet Options > Advanced. Under Security, look for Check for server certificate revocation.

Client Authentication

Displays the options for selecting the client certificate.

When Automatically select client certificate is selected, the first qualifying certificate is presented to the server.

When Prompt for certificate is selected, all qualifying certificates are presented so you can select which certificate to use. If only one certificate qualifies, InfoConnect automatically uses that certificate.

If you want to use a particular certificate, select Use selected certificate for authentication to open the Select Certificate dialog box and then select the certificate.

NOTE:InfoConnect uses the Server Certificate Request message to determine whether certificates are qualified.

Reflection Certificate Manager

Opens the Reflection Certificate Manager.

View System Certificates

Opens the Windows Certificate Manager, which you can use to manage certificates in your system stores.