The procedure for configuring a client to use an SSL-based connection service differs depending on whether it is an application client (using the ssljms connection service) or a Message Queue administrative client such as imqcmd (using the ssladmin connection service.)
For application clients, you must make sure the client has the following .jar files specified in its CLASSPATH variable:
Once the CLASSPATH files are properly specified, one way to start the client and connect to the broker’s ssljms connection service is by entering a command like the following:
java -DimqConnectionType=TLS clientAppName
This tells the connection to use an SSL-based connection service.
For administrative clients, you can establish a secure connection by including the -secure option when you invoke the imqcmd command: for example,
imqcmd list svc -b hostName:portNumber -u userName -secure
where userName is a valid ADMIN entry in the Message Queue user repository. The command will prompt you for the password.
Listing the connection services is a way to verify that the ssladmin service is running and that you can successfully make a secure administrative connection, as shown in Example 9–6.