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Enabling IBM i Version 7 TCP/IP Security

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This course covers the following TCP/IP network security features of IBM i. Note: This course is not intended to teach firewall principles.


  • List the IBM i functions of TCP/IP that can enhance security
  • Locate documentation resources available for IBM i TCP/IP security features
  • Acquire a digital certificate from a certificate authority
  • Secure an FTP server using System i Navigator, FTP exit programs, and the IBM i
  • Digital Certificate Manager
  • Secure Telnet
  • Configure and activate IP filters
  • Set up and use OpenSSH in an IBM i environment
  • Define and configure VPN between IBM i systems
  • Plan and configure single sign-on in a Windows / IBM i environment


This is an intermediate course for IBM i Network administrators who implement the native security functions and who intend to implement and/or support IBM i TCP/IP security.


You should:

  • Complete System i TCP/IP Basic Implementation (AS160)
  • or have the skills to install, configure, and maintain TCP/IP and its basic server functions on the IBM i operating system.

You should also have skills in the following areas:

  • Basic IBM i skills including knowledge of the IFS
  • Basic System i Navigator skills
  • Basic Windows skills
  • IBM i TCP/IP knowledge
  • Experience in accessing the Internet


3 days


  • TCP/IP, the Internet, your internet, and security
    • Exercise 1: Setting up a TCP/IP LAN connection using System i Navigator
  • Digital Certificate Manager
  • File Transfer Protocol
    • Exercise 2: Securing IBM i FTP servers
  • Securing IBM i applications other than HTTP with SSL
    • Exercise 3: Securing IBM i Access with SSL
  • IBM i IP packet filters
  • IBM i IP packet filters
    • Exercise 4: IP packet filters
  • OpenSSH
  • IBM i virtual private networks
  • Single sign on

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