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WebGUI access to the MQ Appliance network device must map the authenticated identity to the user account for PKI-based authentication.

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Authorization for access to any MQ Appliance network device requires an approved and assigned individual account identifier. To ensure only the assigned individual is using the account, the account must be bound to a user certificate when PKI-based authentication is implemented.

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Log on to the MQ Appliance CLI as a privileged user. Configure MQ Appliance to support PKI-based user authentication. Assign the WebGUI to one management port (CLI). Enter: co web-mgmt <mgmt port IP addr> 9090 <timeout in seconds> write mem y Import to cert directory MQ Appliance private key and cert and client cert(s) (WebGUI): - Log on to the WebGUI as a privileged user. - Click on the Administration (gear) icon. - Under Main, click on File Management. - Click cert directory. - Click Actions. - Upload files. - Browse to select MQ Appl privkey. - Add. - Browse to select MQ Appl cert. - Add. - Browse to select client cert. - Add. - [Repeat Browse and Add for all desired client certs.] - Upload. - Continue, Create cert aliases (CLI). Enter: co crypto certificate <MQAppl CryptoCert alias: appliance name> cert:///<MQAppl cert file name> certificate <client CryptoCert alias: subject field fm client cert> cert:///<client cert file name> [Repeat certificate command for any additional client certs.] exit write mem y Create MQAppl private key alias (CLI). Enter: co crypto key <MQAppl CryptoKey alias> cert:///<MQAppl privkey file name> exit write mem y Create MQAppl ID Credential (CLI). Enter: co crypto idcred <MQAppl IDCred name> <MQAppl CryptoKey alias> <MQAppl CryptoCert alias> exit write mem y Create a client Validation Credential (CLI). Enter: co crypto valcred <Client ValCred name> certificate <Client CryptoCert alias> [Add additional client certificates as required.] exit exit write mem y Create SSL Server Profile (CLI). Enter: co crypto ssl-server <SSL Svr Profile name> admin-state enabled idcred <MQAppl IDCred name> protocols TLSv1d2 valcred <Client ValCred name> request-client-auth on require-client-auth on send-client-auth-ca-list on exit exit write mem y Associate SSL Server Profile with WebGUI (CLI). Enter: co web-mgmt ssl-config-type server ssl-server <SSL Svr Profile name> exit write mem y

Check Content

Log on to the MQ Appliance CLI as a privileged user. Verify the MQ Appliance is configured to support PKI-based user authentication. Verify an SSL Server Profile is associated with the WebGUI (CLI). Enter: co show web-mgmt [Note the name of the ssl-server] Display the parameters of the ssl-server (CLI). Enter: co crypto ssl-server <ssl-server name> show [Note the name of the valcred] Display the certificates in the ValCred (CLI). Enter: co crypto valcred <name of valcred> show Verify all listed client certificates are authorized to access the MQ Appliance. If any are not authorized, this is a finding. Spot-check access to the appliance: Attempt to access the appliance from a browser enabled with an authorized certificate. If authorized access does not succeed, this is a finding. Attempt to access the appliance from a browser not enabled with an authorized client certificate. If unauthorized access succeeds, this is a finding.