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Expired digital certificates must not be used.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-223647 RACF-CE-000020 SV-223647r604139_rule Medium
The longer and more often a key is used, the more susceptible it is to loss or discovery. This weakens the assurance provided to a relying Party that the unique binding between a key and its named subscriber is valid. Therefore, it is important that certificates are periodically refreshed. This is in accordance with DoD requirement. Expired Certificate must not be in use.
IBM z/OS RACF Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-09-19


Check Text ( C-25320r621704_chk )
From the ISPF Command Shell enter:

If no certificate information is found, this is not a finding.

NOTE: Certificates are only valid when their Status is TRUST. Therefore, you may ignore certificates with the NOTRUST status during the following check.

Check the expiration (End Date) for each certificate with a status of TRUST.

If the expiration date has passed, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-25308r514631_fix)
If the certificate is a user or device certificate with a status of TRUST, follow procedures to obtain a new certificate or re-key certificate. If it is an expired CA certificate remove it.