Showing posts with label TDI. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TDI. Show all posts

Monday, July 15, 2024

Tivoli Directory Integrator Certificate Chain Exception

 Saw this error today in an HTTP Client Connector in TDI 7.1.1: Certificate chaining error

I had the remote host's entire certificate chain imported into serverapi/testadmin.jks . I also made certain that my file was pointing to the correct JKS file, restarted the TDI CE multiple times, and it simply kept failing. I thought I was going crazy, so I:
  • stopped TDI CE
  • moved testadmin.jks
  • zeroed out testadmin.jks
  • started TDI CE
  • Went to the connector and clicked "Get Certificate" and it complained, whereas before it said "Certificate is already trusted", so I knew I was dealing with the correct JKS file.
  • FINALLY, out of desperation, I deleted the server certificate, but left the other two certs in the chain (the signer and the signer of THAT certificate), and THEN IT WORKED.

So I'm not certain what the moral of the story is, but that's how I solved this problem, which is slightly different than I've seen anywhere else and I wanted to record it to hopefully help anyone who runs into this in the future.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Installing ITIC and TDI on Windows Server 2012

Both of these tools use the ZeroG InstallAnywhere installer, which doesn't completely get along with Windows Server 2012. Luckily, there's an easy fix within Windows. You need to set the "Compatibility mode" to run with compatibility for "Windows 7". You need to perform this procedure on the setup.exe file for ITIC (under Install\ITIC wherever you've extracted the install images) and the install_tdiv71_win_x86_64.exe file in the TDI installer directory.

On each file, right click and select Properties.

Then on the Compatibility tab, click the "Change settings for all users" button at the bottom.

In the "Compatibility mode" section, select "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" checkbox.

Select "Windows 7" from the drop down list.

Click OK, then OK again.

And now you're ready to install

UPDATE: You do also need to ensure that the java executable is in your path. If not, it will fail when trying to create the Java Virtual Machine.

UPDATE 2: And it MUST be the Java 1.7 executable in your path. 1.8 will fail.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Video - Creating a REST Service with Tivoli Directory Integrator (TDI)

Tivoli Directory Integrator is a truly amazing tool. It has all of the plumbing in place to connect to numerous datasources and to automatically transform endless types of data. Plus it's included with many IBM products. Your company probably owns a license for it, and you're probably not leveraging even a fraction of its capabilities. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Video - Integrating data with SmartCloud Control Desk (SCCD) using TDI

It's a little old, but still absolutely valid. TSRM is one component of IBM's SCCD offering, and it still has the same architecture that it had in 2008. TDI has some new features, but it still has the same architecture and the process is still the same for integration.