How do you tell Secure FTP to use the CA Top Secret KEYRING?

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Last Modified Date : 19/12/2018
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Introduction:
How do configure Secure FTP to use a CA Top Secret KEYRING?
 
Question:
How do configure Secure FTP to use a CA Top Secret KEYRING?
Answer:
Any application that supports and uses SSL to establish a secure connection has some type of parm file or configuration file where you tell the application that a SAF keyring is being used and its name. 

Secure FTP has a FTPDATA member which is the configuration file specific to Secure FTP.

The keyring name is specified KEYRING keyword in the FTPDATA member.

KEYRING=userid/keyring 

Once the KEYRING keyword is specified, FTP will make digital certificate r_datalib calls. The security system running on the system (TSS, ACF2 or RACF) will respond to the r_datalib calls.