This documentation supports an earlier version of BMC Helix IT Service Management on-premises deployment.

To view the documentation for the latest version, select 23.3.01 from the Product version picker.

Applying security certificates to your applications

Use security certificates to enable communication between BMC Helix Innovation Suite and application components with third-party services that do not have trusted CA signed security certificates. Use a custom CA certificate with third-party service public keys for authentication and add it to the trust store.

You can create a certificate and apply it while installing BMC Helix Service Management or post-installation of BMC Helix Service Management.

Important

To apply a custom or self-signed certificate for HTTPS communication, create the certificate and upload it while installing BMC Helix Service Management.

Before you begin

Make sure that you created a custom or self-signed certificate.

To apply a security certificate post-installation of BMC Helix Service Management

  1. On the BMC Deployment Engine that is your Jenkins server, navigate to the HELIX_ONPREM_DEPLOYMENT pipeline.
  2. In the HELIX_ONPREM_DEPLOYMENT pipeline, in the Build History section, select the last job, and click Rebuild.
  3. In the CUSTOMER-INFO section, in the CACERTS_FILE parameter, click Browse and upload your custom cacerts file.

  4. In the PRODUCT-DEPLOY section, select only the HELIX_GENERATE_CONFIG check box.
  5. Build the HELIX_ONPREM_DEPLOYMENT pipeline by using the Rebuild option.
  6. Make sure that the HELIX_ONPREM_DEPLOYMENT pipeline runs successfully.

    Important

    The cacerts file is checked into the Git repository when the HELIX_GENERATE_CONFIG pipeline runs successfully. In case of any failures in the HELIX_ONPREM_DEPLOYMENT or HELIX_GENERATE_CONFIG pipelines, you must upload the cacerts file in the HELIX_ONPREM_DEPLOYMENT pipeline until the HELIX_GENERATE_CONFIG pipeline executes successfully at least once.

    You do not need to upload the cacerts file for consecutive execution of the HELIX_ONPREM_DEPLOYMENT pipeline and other pipelines.

  7. Select the HELIX_ONPREM_DEPLOYMENT pipeline, select the latest build, and click Rebuild.
  8. In the CUSTOMER-INFO section, specify the DEPLOYMENT_MODE parameter value as SERVICE.
  9. In the PRODUCT-DEPLOY section, clear the HELIX_GENERATE_CONFIG check box, and select the HELIX_PLATFORM_DEPLOY, HELIX_NONPLATFORM_DEPLOY, and HELIX_SMARTAPPS_DEPLOY check boxes.

  10. Click Rebuild.


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