ACF00177 CERTIFICATE DATA SET OPEN ERROR

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

I tried to insert a new certificate into ACF2.

INSERT ABC.CERT DSN('NEWCERT.CSR.TXT') LABEL(ABC CHECK) TRUST

I got an error message in ACF2 as follows:

ACF00177 CERTIFICATE DATA SET OPEN ERROR

What is wrong?

 

Answer: 

If you want to transfer a digital certificate from a remote platform to z/OS, it should be FTP'd in binary, to a data set. The
data set characteristics should be: RECFM=VB, LRECL=255.

If you FTP the certificate to a dataset with RECFM=FB (or any other RECFM) the insert to the CA-ACF2 DATABASE will fail with ACF00177