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Configuring the IBM HTTP Server to work with WebSphere Commerce Developer
This tutorial describes how to install and configure IBM HTTP Server to work with the WebSphere Commerce development environment, which is helpful for search engine optimization schemes, web performance tuning, and proxy rerouting of requests.
18 Apr 2014
IBM PureApplication System backup and restore, Part 3: Workload backup
IBM PureApplication System is a cloud computing system-in-a-box with integrated hardware and software for deploying and executing workloads in a cloud. As with other systems, administrators should maintain a current set of backups of the system and its workloads. While the system backup feature in PureApplication System captures the system’s configuration, other backup techniques are needed if you need to recreate or restore cloud, workload, or data components at a more granular level. This article explains how to backup workload components, and also how to add configuration to patterns so that their pattern instances will backup their application data.
09 Apr 2014
Real world, real urgency: How IBM Worklight, MQ and WebSphere Message Broker deliver near real-time 911 call data to emergency responders
In an emergency, seconds count. Providing information to emergency responders even before they’re dispatched to the scene can mean the difference between life and death. Delivering that information quickly and reliably requires careful planning and the right combination of technologies. This article provides a case study of a real world emergency mobile web application developed with a combination of IBM Worklight, IBM MQ and IBM WebSphere Message Broker technologies for a specialized rescue team in a major urban police department.
09 Apr 2014
Using WebSphere Cast Iron Studio PGP activity with external PGP utilities
The CryptoService Activity introduced in WebSphere Cast Iron 7.0 lets you encrypt and decrypt content with PGP. While it is possible to decrypt the content encrypted by Cast Iron in the application itself, there are times when a user might want to encrypt content in Cast Iron but decrypt it in an external tool or vice versa. This article focuses on these interoperability concerns.
08 Apr 2014
Smarter healthcare: Integrating mobile technologies and decision management
Integrating disparate systems to provide timely information at the point of care is a critical aspect of improving patient care in today's healthcare environment. Using the right combination of technologies for integration, mobile applications, and operational intelligence can unlock the potential held within the voluminous information that flows between systems today, ultimately improving quality of care and even patient outcomes. This article shows how the combination of IBM Integration Bus, IBM Operational Decision Manager, and mobile applications built with IBM Worklight can work together to achieve these goals.
02 Apr 2014
Best practices for designing and implementing decision services, Part 3: Integrating IBM Business Process Manager and IBM Operational Decision Manager RESTful protocol
Decision service is quite a buzz term, you even see product features with such a name. As a solution architect or developer, you may have seen the need to go outside of pure product play, and think about designing and implementing such services so they can be easily maintained and consumed. This article addresses design and implementation best practices for a decision service using IBM Business Processs Manager V7.5 Advanced Edition and WebSphere Operational Decision Server. The article presents key points to consider during the design of a rule-based decision service, so that it follows best practices and fits properly in a large IT architecture.
02 Apr 2014
Implementing OAuth on IBM WebSphere DataPower Appliances, Part 2: Introducing the Web Token Service
Part 2 of this multi-part article series provides an introduction to the WebSphere® DataPower Web Token Service (WTS). The WTS is an authentication and token mediation service used to implement the authorization server role within an OAuth scenario. We’ll demonstrate how to configure and debug a WTS. We’ll also provide an introduction to the forms-based login policy that can be used within Authentication, Authorization, and Auditing (AAA) policies associated with the WTS to produce login and associated forms.
Also available in: Portuguese  
01 Apr 2014
Adapt the IBM Global Security Kit for Suite B and FIPS compliance
Get detailed configuration options for both the native code and Java versions of the IBM Global Security Kit (GSKit) utilities in this white paper by Oktawian Powązka. Also, learn to configure and use the utilities to be as FIPS and Suite B compliant as possible.
01 Apr 2014
Deliver an exceptional mobile web experience using WebSphere Portal and IBM Worklight, Part 7: Leveraging web content in a mobile app using Worklight
Building on Part 6 of this series on integrating IBM® WebSphere® Portal with IBM Worklight®, this article explains how you can leverage web content meta data and dynamic rules running inside of IBM WebSphere Portal and IBM Web Content Manager in an IBM Worklight mobile application. By leveraging the rules defined in Web Content Manager, you have one central place where business users and marketers can define promotions, and other dynamic and personalized content. This retail store example shows how you can combine the native geo-location feature of a mobile device with Web Content Manager's dynamic personalization rules that offer content based on the current user's context, location, or history. This opens up the possibility of a whole new set of applications that can be implemented using Worklight and Web Content Manager together, while keeping the content, its meta data, and the rules stored in Web Content Manager.
26 Mar 2014
Generate DITA Java API reference documentation using DITADoclet and DITA API specialization
Combine DITADoclet and DITA API specialization to save time and still produce quality API documentation directly from the Java source code.
Also available in: Chinese   Japanese  
17 Mar 2014
A flexible and scalable WebSphere MQ topology pattern: Part 3: Workload-balanced WebSphere MQ client connections for SCA applications
Part 3 of this article series contains SCA code examples to create workload-balanced client connections to a WebSphere MQ queue manager cluster configured as an MQ hub – the "flexible and scalable topology pattern" described in Part 1.
12 Mar 2014
Use the IBM BlueMix DataCache service in a Node.js app
This article explains how to use the IBM BlueMix DataCache service in a Node.js application. It also provides a client library that you can extend and use in other Node.js applications hosted on BlueMix.
Also available in: Japanese   Spanish  
07 Mar 2014
Implementing high availability when connecting WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks to a SWIFT Secure IP Network
This article shows you how to set up high availability for FIN and MSIF services when connecting WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks to a SWIFT network.
05 Mar 2014
Implementing OAuth on IBM WebSphere DataPower Appliances, Part 1: Introducing OAuth 2.0 support in DataPower
This article is the first in a multi-part series of articles describing OAuth support on WebSphere DataPower Appliances. Part 1 starts with an overview of OAuth and then describes DataPower support for OAuth roles. The rest of the article series will go into detail on several aspects of OAuth and DataPower usage and configuration.
Also available in: Portuguese  
01 Mar 2014
Comment lines: The development project balancing act
Managing a lengthy, expansive development project is neither easy nor straightforward. This article highlights some of the lessons learned from my experience working as a team lead on a production support team maintaining a large web application for a commercial business. Specifically, this article discusses several challenges related to how the releases were managed, and the changes that were introduced to enhance productivity and quality.
26 Feb 2014
Implementing build time JPA enhancement with WebSphere Application Server
This article presents a process for setting up build time JPA enhancement in IBM Rational development products, using only the libraries provided by IBM WebSphere Application Server. Build time enhancement can reduce startup times and provide seemless support for transferring JPA entities between JPA applications and non-JPA clients.
26 Feb 2014
Using WebSphere DataPower as a push notification proxy for Worklight mobile applications
IBM WebSphere DataPower Appliances are built for simplified deployment and hardened security, bridging multiple protocols, and performing conversions at wire speed. These capabilities help you achieve and maintain security and operational polices. Often used as a reverse proxy and security gateway for handling inbound traffic into an enterprise, DataPower can also be used as a gateway for outbound connections to facilitate monitoring and routing. IBM Worklight makes outbound connections to notification mediators in order to push notifications for mobile applications. This article explains how you can setup DataPower to act as a push notification proxy.
26 Feb 2014
IBM PureApplication System backup and restore, Part 2: System backup
Part 2 in this series of articles that look at different aspects of backup and restore on IBM PureApplication System provides details for workload administrators on how to back up the workload catalog (patterns, and so on) and the data in applications running in the cloud.
Also available in: Spanish  
26 Feb 2014
IBM PureApplication System backup and restore, Part 1: Recovery scenarios
IBM PureApplication System is a cloud computing system-in-a-box with integrated hardware and software for deploying and executing workloads in a cloud. As with other systems, administrators should maintain a current set of backups of the system and its workloads. While the system backup feature in PureApplication System captures the system’s configuration, other backup techniques are needed if you need to recreate or restore cloud, workload, or data components at a more granular level. This series of articles look at different aspects of backup and restore on PureApplication System, and Part 1 begins with an overview of the recovery scenarios for which you should be prepared.
Also available in: Spanish  
26 Feb 2014
Injecting custom code into Virtual Application Patterns with IBM PureApplication System
This article shows you how to build a Virtual Application Pattern (VAP) plug-in to inject custom code into existing VAPs at pattern deployment time. This technique lets you customize or extend a VAP without changing the pattern code or definition, and run your custom code on the VAP instances.
19 Feb 2014
Customer enactment in WebSphere Commerce with APIs
IBM WebSphere Commerce provides APIs that allow administrators to perform customer enactment in the system. Learn how you can leverage these APIs to implement customer enactment in a Madisons store with little customization. The article also exposes the order locking concept and its behavior in the customer enactment flow.
14 Feb 2014
Deliver an exceptional mobile web experience using WebSphere Portal and IBM Worklight, Part 6: Feed web content from IBM Web Content Manager to a Worklight mobile app
This article describes how you can develop an IBM Worklight mobile application that displays web content from an IBM WebSphere Portal server, while leveraging the advantages of a web content management system such as IBM Web Content Manager. This article provides an example that displays web content feeds from IBM Web Content Manager in a hybrid mobile application created with IBM Worklight.
12 Feb 2014
Creating plug-ins for virtual application patterns, Part 2: Extending and customizing existing pattern types
A virtual application pattern defines an abstract application model that is disconnected from the underlying topology. What if you want to enable your solution as a virtual application pattern, but it requires additional functionality not offered by the plug-ins in the existing pattern types? In this case, you need an extension to the out-of-the-box functionality, as explained in Part 2 of this series. This third article of the series gives you a concrete, hands-on example on how to extend and customize an existing pattern type.
11 Feb 2014
Comment lines: Tom Alcott: Everything you always wanted to know about WebSphere Application Server but were afraid to ask -- Part 3
Answers to more very frequently asked questions about IBM WebSphere Application Server, including how to run it over multiple data centers, which JDK to use, and why (and when) you should migrate to Version V6.1.
Also available in: Chinese  
07 Feb 2014
The WebSphere Contrarian: Options for accelerating application deployment
Looking for ways to speed up application deployment in IBM WebSphere Application Server? In this installment, The WebSphere Contrarian outlines how applications are deployed and offers options for accelerating the deployment process.
Also available in: Chinese  
07 Feb 2014
Creating plug-ins for virtual application patterns, Part 1: An introduction
Part 1 of this article series teaches you how to develop plug-ins for virtual application patterns in IBM Workload Deployer and IBM PureApplication Systems. The examples presented here are also applicable to IBM SmartCloud Application Workload Services. This article walks you through a simple example as it teaches you key concepts necessary to begin developing plug-ins and pattern types.
Also available in: Chinese  
01 Feb 2014
Deliver an exceptional mobile web experience using WebSphere Portal and IBM Worklight V6.0, Part 2: Integrating multiple device support for WebSphere Portal pages
IBM WebSphere Portal and IBM’s Exceptional Web Experience solutions have been the market leader in web experience for more than a decade. IBM Worklight is a new, complete mobile enterprise application platform for delivering native, hybrid, and web applications. This article explains how to enable support for both Android and iOS smartphone applications during the enablement of WebSphere Portal and Worklight integration. This exercise augments the sample presented in Part 1 and demonstrates how to build an iPhone application and dynamically include the appropriate Worklight V6.0 resources.
29 Jan 2014
Getting started with WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8: Part 2
This article series shows you two ways to populate WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (hereafter called Service Registry) with existing web services information. Part 1 shows you how to use a sample Java application to load information from a spreadsheet, for customers who have maintained their web service information in a spreadsheet before purchasing WSRR. Part 2 shows you how to use the Service Registry Service Discovery feature.
29 Jan 2014
Securing JSON payloads using WebSphere DataPower Appliances
Learn different methods to secure a JSON payload transmitted in a REST-based architecture. These methods preserve the privacy of the payload regardless of the transport protocol. You will also learn how to encrypt both the entire payload or only select elements.
29 Jan 2014
Getting started with WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8: Part 1
This article shows you two ways to populate WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (hereafter called Service Registry) with existing web services information. Part 1 shows you how to use a sample Java application to load information from a spreadsheet (for customers who have maintained their web service information in a spreadsheet before purchasing WSRR. Part 2 shows you how to use the WSRR Service Discovery feature.
22 Jan 2014
LDAP as a Naming Service in Enterprise Application Integration
In enterprise integrations, applications across different systems are integrated by various means and techniques. In such large-scale integration, there is a need to identify the key integration components or elements and maintain them in a secure centralized location that provides easy and dynamic access. Here, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is used as a naming service to discover most of the common integration elements. LDAP satisfies the needs and challenges that are faced in a typical integration scenario. The article explains how the LDAP-based naming service is used for application integration. The scenario explains how the JMS queue adapter of IBM Sterling B2B Integrator is integrated with another downstream system, WebSphere MQ. The JMS adapter application looks up the OpenLDAP registry for key integration elements, such as queue connection details. Using these integration parameters, the JMS adapter connects to the appropriate queue in WebSphere MQ and delivers the message.
20 Jan 2014
WebSphere Adapter for Flat Files - a technical deep dive, Part 1: How to configure for inbound processing
This 2-part article series describes a customer solution that extensively used the inbound and outbound processing of WebSphere Adapter for Flat Files. Part 1 explains how to sequence and order the files and the different possibilities to configure the polling mechanism.
15 Jan 2014
IBM Entrepreneur Week
IBM Entrepreneur Week is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for you to meet, interact, and connect with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, industry leaders, and academics from around the world. If you're a startup or entrepreneur, join us onlne for our inaugural IBM Entrepreneur Week, 3-7 Feb 2014. There will be events taking place online and in locations worldwide, including face-to-face and virtual mentoring sessions, a women entrepreneur-focused event, and a LiveStream broadcast of the SmartCamp Global Finals in San Francisco.
15 Jan 2014
Overlapping WebSphere MQ V7.5 clusters for high availability
This article shows you how to create a high-availability (HA) WebSphere MQ implementation using overlapping clusters and the namelist. It also shows you how to test the setup by creating an alias queue on the bridge queue manager.
15 Jan 2014
WebSphere Adapter for Flat Files - a technical deep dive, Part 2: How to configure for parallel outbound processing and archiving
This 2-part article series describes a customer solution that extensively used the inbound and outbound process of WebSphere Adapter for Flat Files. Part 2 explains how outbound processing to the same file works and describes the archiving behavior of inbound processing.
15 Jan 2014
Retrying failed back-end system operations with IBM Integration Bus
This article shows you how to develop a component to retry back-end system operations that has minimum impact on the performance of your main message flow. The simple, asynchronous component takes advantage of new IBM Integration Bus node capabilities.
08 Jan 2014
Implement responsive web design using WebSphere Portal, Part 3: Developing multi-channel portlets
Responsive Web Design (RWD) ensures a seamless user experience across multiple device types and form factors. For a truly adaptive and holistic site experience across devices, a responsive portlet user interface is essential. In this article, we discuss some of the more common yet complex portlet UIs and show how to use WebSphere Portal V8.0.0.1 to make them render seamlessly across devices, without having to maintain multiple code bases for each device type.
07 Jan 2014
CICS and WebSphere on System z
IBM provides WebSphere software on System z for enterprises that need world-class reliability, scalability, flexibility, and quality of service in both SOA and non-SOA environments.
01 Jan 2014
Deliver an exceptional mobile web experience using WebSphere Portal and IBM Worklight V6.0, Part 1: Integrating a hybrid mobile application with WebSphere Portal pages
IBM WebSphere Portal and IBM’s Exceptional Web Experience solutions have been the market leader in web experience for more than a decade. IBM Worklight is a new, complete mobile enterprise application platform for delivering native, hybrid, and web applications. This article explains how WebSphere Portal and Worklight together enable enterprise users to provide multi-channel site support to their web communities. An exercise using IBM Worklight Developer Edition 6.0 to build a hybrid Android application for viewing WebSphere Portal pages is included.
Also available in: Portuguese  
01 Jan 2014
Transactional behavior of WebSphere SAP Adapter
This article explains the transactional behavior of WebSphere SAP Adapter when used with IBM Business Process Manager and IBM Integration Bus. It also describes the transactional use of WebSphere SAP Adapter functions such as Wait on Commit, and Reset Property.
27 Dec 2013
Configuring role-based security with the IBM Integration Bus V9 web user interface
This article walks you through the IBM Integration Bus V9 web user interface and shows you how to configure role-based security to control access to a broker and its resources on the web user interface.
27 Dec 2013
Loading IBM Integration Bus configuration data from a file using the FileRead node and shared variables
This article shows you how to read IBM Integration Bus V9 configuration data from a file and load it to memory for faster access in message flows. Topics include the purpose of loading data to memory, solution design, and sample implementation.
27 Dec 2013
Loading IBM Integration Bus configuration data from a file using the FileRead node and shared variables
This article shows you how to read IBM Integration Bus V9 configuration data from a file and load it to memory for faster access in message flows. Topics include the purpose of loading data to memory, solution design, and sample implementation.
27 Dec 2013
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) provides Web services connectivity, JMS messaging, and service-oriented integration to power your SOA.
21 Dec 2013
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (WSRR) provides automated, scalable capabilities to optimize resources in an SOA environment. Through advanced metadata systems, WSRR enables enterprises to manage applications, services, and service consumers in order to apply consistent operational policies and enforce lifecycle governance.
21 Dec 2013
Rational Application Developer enhancements for WebSphere Optimized Local Adapters present new opportunities for end to end EIS integration
Enhancements to IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V9.0.1 added new capabilities for application integration between disparate enterprise environments, such as those made up of IBM WebSphere Application Server, CICS, IMS, and batch processing on z/OS, and environments that contain SAP, Oracle, Seibel, and other IBM WebSphere Adapter-supported enterprise information systems. Support for optimized local adapters is now included in Rational Application Developer, offering optimized bi-directional calling between WebSphere Application Server for z/OS and external address space applications on the same z/OS system. Combining optimized local adapters with the WebSphere Adapters support presents many new opportunities for real time interactions between applications and environments that were too complex to realistically handle in the past. This article presents one such scenario, in which a CICS application uses optimized local adapters and WebSphere Application Server for z/OS to communicate with applications running on SAP servers.
18 Dec 2013
Build your own cloud sandbox, Part 3: Configuring an IBM Workload Deployer virtual appliance
This article continues our discussion from Part 1 and Part 2 of this series on how to build and configure your own cloud sandbox using a Workload Deployer virtual appliance. After securing IBM Workload Deployer (IWD), as covered in Part 2, you are ready to continue configuring the appliance. This article explains how to define cloud resources such as IP groups, cloud groups, hypervisors, and environment profiles. As illustrated in Parts 1 and 2, the terms Virtual Pattern Kit for Developers (VPKD), IWD, and Workload Deployer are used interchangeably throughout this series. This series complements the Navigating the IBM Cloud article series.
18 Dec 2013
Parallel invocation of synchronous services in WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus
This article describes the design pattern for the parallel invocation of synchronous services using the aggregation function available for WebSphere ESB mediation flows. It takes you from learning about the basic mediation primitives to optimizing ESB performance.
18 Dec 2013
An introduction to service mapping: Integrating evolving web services in WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5
SOAs and web services evolve over time — new versions of services are deployed or brand new services must be integrated with existing clients. Typically, development effort must be expended to ensure that web service clients continue to work with the web service providers. IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 and IBM Rational Application Developer V9.0 introduce service mapping, a feature that enables you to remove the dependence of the service client on both the location and interface of the service provider via the interception, routing, and transformation of requests and responses between service clients and service providers. This article explains the concepts of service mapping and provides a working example, showing how multiple versions of a service provider can be called by the original service client via the development and use of service mapping technologies.
Also available in: Chinese  
18 Dec 2013
Conquering complexity: Achieve easy front end authentication with DataPower and HTML form-based login
IBM WebSphere DataPower firmware as of version 3.8.1 supports HTML forms-based login authentication, which is the ability to display an HTML form into which a browser user will provide credentials (such as a username and password) that will then be used to authenticate his access to a web application. This first installment of a new recurring column explores this functionality in some detail and provides functional examples of how HTML forms-based login can be deployed with DataPower to protect your web applications.
Also available in: Chinese  
18 Dec 2013
Best practices for converting wsadmin scripts from Jacl to Jython
This article describes best practices for manual and automatic conversion of Jacl script to Jython. Jacl and Jython are types of WebSphereAdministration Scripting (wsadmin scripts), which is the preferred way to manage servers and applications on WebSphere Application Server. Of the two types of wsadmin scripts, Jython is the preferred scripting method since WebSphere Application Server V7. Future investment will focus on Jython as development on Jacl stabilizes. Thus, to ease future maintenance, convert your wsadmin scripts from Jacl to Jython.
13 Dec 2013
WebSphere MQ
This bullet-proof, industry-leading messaging solution integrates applications and Web services on almost any platform, helping you leverage your existing and new IT investments, and deploy a full-function ESB as the connectivity layer for your SOA.
11 Dec 2013
Working with JD Edwards Connector or WebSphere Adapter on different runtimes
Learn about working with the JD Edwards Adapter or Connector on different runtimes, such as WebSphere Message Broker, WebSphere Business Process Manager, WebSphere Cast Iron Appliance, and WebSphere Cast Iron Live.
04 Dec 2013
Performance tuning tips for WebSphere Transformation Extender
This article shows you how to detect performance bottlenecks and improve performance in WebSphere Transformation Extender maps.
04 Dec 2013
Security setup for RESTful web services
This article helps you understand commonly used options for securing web services. It also provides instructions on how to perform security configuration settings for a RESTful web service and how to set up authentication against IBM Bluepages enterprise directory and authorization using IBM Bluegroups.
04 Dec 2013
Get started with the Data Format Description Language
In this age of big data, the bulk of the data begging to be analyzed is not XML, but rather it is other structured and semi-structured formats, both text and binary. Until now, no open standard has been developed that is capable of describing a wide variety of such data formats. Learn about the Open Grid Forum (OGF) proposed recommendation for a powerful language that describes many different data formats, the Data Format Description Language (DFDL).
02 Dec 2013
Use the IBM Graphical Data Mapper to transform data between formats
Discover how to transform data between different formats (XML, text, binary formats) with the IBM Graphical Data Mapper in the IBM Integration Bus. IBM expert Andrew Coleman shows you how.
02 Dec 2013
Build your own cloud sandbox, Part 1: Installing an IBM Workload Deployer virtual appliance
This article series helps you create your own cloud environment at home or within a lab environment to work on Proof-of-Concept projects. Part 1 of this 3-part series shows you how to install the ESX server and install a Workload Deployer virtual appliance, which comes packaged as the Virtual Pattern Kit for Developers (VPKD), available for free from IBM.
Also available in: Russian  
01 Dec 2013
Understanding the WebSphere Application Server SAML Trust Association Interceptor
Recent fixpacks to IBM WebSphere Application Server versions 7.0, 8.0 and 8.5 include a new SAML Trust Association Interceptor (TAI) that introduces new advanced single sign on capabilities. The TAI includes many properties, and understanding what these options do and when to use them can be a challenge. The purpose of this article is to help you make sense of the SAML TAI.
Also available in: Chinese  
01 Dec 2013
Build your own cloud sandbox, Part 2: Configuring security options
This article continues our discussion from Part 1 on how to build and configure your own cloud sandbox using a Workload Deployer virtual appliance. If you successfully completed the steps outlined in Part 1, which cover a complete installation up to the point of logging in, you are now ready to configure the appliance. This article shows you how to configure your security options. As illustrated in Part 1, the terms Virtual Pattern Kit for Developers, IWD, and Workload Deployer are used interchangeably throughout this series. This series complements the "Navigating the IBM Cloud" article series.
Also available in: Russian  
01 Dec 2013
Integrating an Oracle Business Event Workflow using WebSphere Adapter for Oracle E-Business Suite
The Oracle Business Event Workflow system is used to communicate business events between systems. When a significant business event occurs in an internet or intranet application on a system, it triggers event subscriptions that specify the processing to execute for that event. This article describes how you can use WebSphere Adapter for Oracle E-Business Suite business applications to retrieve events from the Oracle Business Event Workflow System.
Also available in: Chinese  
20 Nov 2013
Using DataPower with WSRR and REST services, Part 1: Registering, exposing, and invoking a REST service with a sample client
You may already be using the policy integration between WebSphere DataPower (DataPower) V5 and WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (WSRR) V8 to express your business intent for your services in the form of policies. Perhaps you are using DataPower to do dynamic lookup of web service endpoints stored in WSRR for WSDL-based services. This article shows you how to use new capabilities in DataPower V6 and WSRR V8.0.0.2 to dynamically look up endpoint URLs of REST services that are registered in WSRR. Policies authored and stored in WSRR and enforced by DataPower have also been enriched with new capabilities.
20 Nov 2013
Q & A: Frequently asked questions about WebSphere Application Server security
Because the integrity of your processing environment is at stake, questions about security must be answered as quickly as possible. To that end, this article provides quick, direct answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about IBM WebSphere Application Server security.
Also available in: Chinese   Russian   Spanish  
14 Nov 2013
Creating and testing message models for C and COBOL in IBM Integration Bus
This article shows you how to use the new Data Format Description Language (DFDL) support in IBM integration Bus to model, create, run, and test messages in C and COBOL.
13 Nov 2013
Configuring WebSphere Adapter for Enterprise Content Management for IBM Content Management V8
WebSphere Adapter for Enterprise Content Management (ECM) allows you to exchange information with content management systems such as Content Management V8. The adapter uses Web Service of the Content Management Interoperability Services to interact with the target content management systems. This article describes how to configure the ECM adapter using an outbound scenario with CM8. You will learn to zip the contents of a document or a folder on the Adapter side and then upload the same to CM8. You will also learn to secure your documents by providing a security password for the PDFs and uploading them to the CMIS-enabled content management system.
Also available in: Chinese  
06 Nov 2013
A web-based monitoring tool for WebSphere MQ
This article shows you how to use a simple, downloadable, web-based monitoring tool for WebSphere MQ to provide visualization and custom alert conditions for WebSphere MQ objects, including channels, listeners, topics, queues, and queue managers.
06 Nov 2013
Using WebSphere DataPower in IBM PureApplication System
This article introduces a new way of using the IBM® WebSphere® DataPower appliance, namely running it as a virtual appliance in IBM PureApplication™ System. This virtual appliance supports the same set of functionality you get with the physical appliance, just in a different form factor. Moreover, its support for PureApplication System lets you include DataPower appliances in virtual system patterns, allowing you to automate its install, configuration, and integration with other parts of your infrastructure.
06 Nov 2013
Organizational structure in PureApplication System operations
Adopting IBM PureApplication System will require changes to your IT organization, simply because many of the challenges that IT organizations typically spend a great deal of effort addressing either do not exist when you are using an Expert Integrated System, or are reduced in scope and effect. Here is a comprehensive summary of the type of organizational structure and the corresponding changes that are necessary in order to successfully adopt PureApplication Systems.
Also available in: Chinese  
01 Nov 2013
Comment lines: Predictive cache loading is an idea whose time has (probably) come
A look at a predictive technique for improving the efficiency of your services caches using the IBM DataPower XC52 SOA Appliance and the IBM DataPower XC10 Caching Appliance.
Also available in: Russian  
30 Oct 2013
Creating a request-response mobile application with IBM Worklight and IBM Integration Bus
This article shows you how to create a mobile application by integrating IBM Worklight with IBM Integration Bus. The article uses a sales order management scenario, with a mobile application retrieving sales orders from a back-end Siebel system.
Also available in: Chinese  
30 Oct 2013
Using WebSphere Adapters to access SAP systems from applications deployed on WebSphere Application Server for z/OS
This article describes a business scenario and procedure for servicing requests from an SAP system into a client application. It shows how you can create a module using an IBM WebSphere Adapter deployed on IBM WebSphere Application Server on z/OS for SAP applications to access the service request data using an EJB client.
30 Oct 2013
Developing native mobile apps with IBM Worklight
Mobile applications are quickly becoming the primary means through which companies engage their customers, partners, and employees. As the need for mobile applications grows, companies are looking for better and more efficient ways of handling this relatively new demand. IBM Worklight is a mobile application platform that is uniquely positioned to help in this regard. One example of Worklight’s flexibility is the ability for users to create mobile web, hybrid, and native apps on the platform. In this article, we will explore the use of IBM Worklight for the creation of native mobile applications.
Also available in: Portuguese  
30 Oct 2013
Integrating IBM Worklight and IBM Business Process Manager Advanced using JMS, Part 1: Using a JMS adapter to integrate Worklight with a service integration bus
This series of articles demonstrates how IBM Worklight and IBM Business Process Manager can be combined using JMS technology to unleash the power of IBM’s middleware offerings through the mobile channel.
30 Oct 2013
Configuring a WebSphere DataPower Kerberos-secured backend server, Part 2: Using a DataPower custom stylesheet for client user ID authentication
This 2-part article series de-mystifies the work required to set up a WebSphere DataPower configuration that uses a Kerberos-secured backend server. The first article describes how to create these configurations in a static fashion using the DataPower Web Graphical User Interface. This second article describes how to dynamically generate Kerberos tokens using the DataPower customer stylesheet dp:get-kerberos-apreq method so that all of the client requests are sent to the web application using the end client Kerberos user ID.
30 Oct 2013
Maintaining the sequence of messages processed by an IBM Integration Bus message flow
In certain business scenarios where IBM Integration Bus or IBM WebSphere Message Broker are utilized, it is critically important to process messages in a message flow and route them on to target in the order that they were sent to the flow. This article describes the usage of IBM Integration Bus (or WebSphere Message Broker) Resequence nodes to maintain the sequencing of messages to enable delivery to a target destination in the order they were sent to the message flow.
30 Oct 2013
Deliver an exceptional mobile web experience using WebSphere Portal and IBM Worklight V6.0, Part 3: Implementing automatic single sign-on with Worklight and WebSphere Portal
More and more, enterprises are providing multi-channel support to their web channel communities. This article explains how IBM WebSphere Portal and IBM Worklight enable enterprises to create Worklight applications capable of automatically logging a user in upon startup, while also using single sign-on (SSO) to log the user into a WebSphere Portal server on the same host at the same time. This makes it easy for mobile apps to display portal pages customized to the user from within the application.
23 Oct 2013
Using WebSphere DataPower as the foundation of the IBM ESB Backbone
The IEB is a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use ESB solution that provides reliable messaging, message transformation, and message auditing. This article shows you how to use WebSphere DataPower to package security, auditing, logging, mediation, transformation, and any-to-any protocol handling into an easy-to-manage endpoints file that does not require the involvement of experienced DataPower developers.
23 Oct 2013
Migrating enterprise applications from JDBC WebSphere Business Integration Adapter to JDBC JCA-compliant WebSphere Adapter
The article describes migrating enterprise applications from WebSphere Business Integration JDBC Adapter to a J2EE Connector Architecture (JCA) compliant WebSphere JDBC adapter. This migration topic is important because support for WebSphere Business Integration Adapters ends by April 2014. Many customers on WebSphere Business Integration Adapters will need to consider migrating to JCA-based adapters. The article also describes migration considerations and changes made to the adapter artifacts by the migration process.
Also available in: Chinese  
23 Oct 2013
Static and dynamic ways of providing input to connector activities using WebSphere Cast Iron Studio
Learn how to provide input statically through variables and configuration properties and to provide input dynamically through other connector activities using WebSphere Cast Iron Studio. This article explains different ways to provide input so that you can use it according to your requirements.
Also available in: Chinese  
16 Oct 2013
Developing a distributed WS-AT transaction using an IBM BPM Advanced Integration Service, Part 4: Implementing the Advanced Integration Service
Leveraging the capabilities of the Advanced Integration Services (AIS) in IBM Business Process Manager V8.0.1 Advanced, this series describes the implementation of a distributed WS-AT scenario involving two databases (Microsoft SQL Server and IBM DB2) installed on two different machines and accessed via two web services. The implementation illustrates the automatic rollback capabilities offered by the SCA-based management in an AIS in collaboration with the WS-AT protocol. In Part 4, you'll learn how to implement the AIS for the transaction.
Also available in: Chinese  
15 Oct 2013
Developing a distributed WS-AT transaction using an IBM BPM Advanced Integration Service, Part 5: Execution cases
Leveraging the capabilities of the Advanced Integration Services (AIS) in IBM Business Process Manager V8.0.1 Advanced, this series describes the implementation of a distributed WS-AT scenario involving two databases (Microsoft SQL Server and IBM DB2) installed on two different machines and accessed via two web services. The implementation illustrates the automatic rollback capabilities offered by the SCA-based management in an AIS in collaboration with the WS-AT protocol. In the final article in this series, you'll learn how to execute and test different transactional scenarios with the components designed and developed in the previous parts of the series.
Also available in: Chinese  
15 Oct 2013
Deliver an exceptional mobile web experience using WebSphere Portal and IBM Worklight, Part 5: Integrating an event-based portlet with a hybrid mobile application
This article describes how you can use IBM Rational Application Developer V9 to create an IBM WebSphere Portal V8-based portlet application that provides the web content for a hybrid mobile application, created using IBM Worklight V6. The hybrid application further augments the web content with device native features.
09 Oct 2013
Integrating Curam applications with legacy systems using WebSphere Message Broker
Part of the IBM Smarter Planet initiative, Curam Social Enterprise Management software provides enterprise solutions for workforce services and social security. This article shows you how to integrate Curam with external insurance company and government agency systems using WebSphere Message Broker V8.
02 Oct 2013
Configuring a WebSphere DataPower Kerberos-secured backend server, Part 1: Using the DataPower Web Graphical User Interface
This first in a 2-part article series de-mystifies the work required to set up a WebSphere DataPower configuration that uses a Kerberos-secured backend server. This first article describes how to create these configurations in a static fashion using the DataPower Web Graphical User Interface. Part 2 describes how the DataPower custom stylesheet objects are used to configure a gateway to a Kerberos backend server in a more dynamic fashion.
Also available in: Chinese   Portuguese  
01 Oct 2013
Developing a distributed WS-AT transaction using an IBM BPM Advanced Integration Service, Part 3: Defining the business process
Leveraging the capabilities of the Advanced Integration Services (AIS) in IBM Business Process Manager V8.0.1 Advanced, this series describes the implementation of a distributed WS-AT scenario involving two databases (Microsoft SQL Server and IBM DB2) installed on two different machines and accessed via two web services. The implementation illustrates the automatic rollback capabilities offered by the SCA-based management in an AIS in collaboration with the WS-AT protocol. In Part 3, you'll learn how to design and implement the business process using the BPMN notation in Process Designer.
Also available in: Chinese  
25 Sep 2013
Automatically deactivating service level agreements in WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Service Level Agreements (SLAs) in WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (WSRR) are agreements between service providers and consumers that can be enforced by ESBs at runtime when processing requests to ensure that the service consumer is authorised to invoke the target service. You can specify the dates between which an SLA is active, but WSRR does not automatically monitor SLAs in order to deactivate those SLAs whose termination dates have passed. This article shows you how to use a scheduled task in WSRR to monitor SLAs and automatically deactivate those that have expired.
25 Sep 2013
Application integration with WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration, Part 3: Publishing a project into the Integration Appliance
Part 1 and Part 2 of this series demonstrated how to create and configure an orchestration using WebSphere Cast Iron Studio. In this last part of the series, you will learn to test an orchestration in Studio, publish a Cast Iron project, and run the project from the Integration Appliance.
25 Sep 2013
Application integration with WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration, Part 2: Configuring the orchestration
Part 2 of this series explains how to configure a WebSphere Cast Iron orchestration, along with detailed procedures on configuring an MQ Poll Message activity, a Read XML activity, and a Database Insert Rows activity.
25 Sep 2013
Application integration with WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration, Part 1: Creating orchestration, endpoints, and configuration properties
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration is used as a middleware tool for integrating cloud applications with on-premise applications, cloud to cloud applications, and on-premise to on-premise applications. This 3-part article series demonstrates how to build and configure an orchestration using WebSphere Cast Iron Studio that polls an MQ queue for messages and inserts records in an Oracle table. Part 1 demonstrates how to create an orchestration, endpoints, and configuration properties using Studio.
25 Sep 2013
Developing a distributed WS-AT transaction using an IBM BPM Advanced Integration Service, Part 2: Configuring the transaction support
Leveraging the capabilities of the Advanced Integration Services (AIS) in IBM Business Process Manager V8.0.1 Advanced, this series describes the implementation of a distributed WS-AT scenario involving two databases (Microsoft SQL Server and IBM DB2) installed on two different machines and accessed via two web services. The implementation illustrates the automatic rollback capabilities offered by the SCA-based management in an AIS in collaboration with the WS-AT protocol. In Part 2, you'll configure the transactional support and implement the two transactional web services for the Credit and Charge operations in the example scenario, one in .NET and the other in JEE.
Also available in: Chinese  
18 Sep 2013
Securing web service message flows using WebSphere DataPower, Part 3: Exchanging messages
This article series discusses securing web service message flows with the WS security policy to enforce and filter WSDL-defined WS policies using WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliance with firmware 5.0.0.8 or later. The last part of this article series, Part 3, dives into the encryption and signature part of the security policy and explains how to configure the appliance to enforce and filter encryption and signature requirements.
18 Sep 2013
Securing web service message flows using WebSphere DataPower, Part 2: Encrypting the security policy
This article series discusses securing web service message flows with the WS security policy to enforce and filter WSDL-defined WS policies using WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliance with firmware 5.0.0.8 or later. Part 2 of this 3-part article series dives into the encryption part of the security policy and explains how to configure the appliance to enforce and filter encryption requirements.
18 Sep 2013
Securing web service message flows using WebSphere DataPower, Part 1: Configuring the DataPower settings
This article series discusses securing web service message flows with the WS security policy to enforce and filter WSDL-defined WS policies using WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliance with firmware 5.0.0.8 or later. Part 1 of this 3-part series presents the DataPower approach and explains high-level configuration steps.
18 Sep 2013
Using workload management, service discovery, and the Integration Registry in IBM Integration Bus V9
This article shows you how to use new service discovery and workload management features in IBM Integration Bus V9 to discover services by interrogating WebSphere MQ or a database, use the discovered service to configure integration flows, and control application behavior at runtime. You will also learn how to use the Integration Registry to store and manage the discovered services and workload management policies.
18 Sep 2013
Complete tracing of JDBC calls for WebSphere Adapter when interacting with a DB2 database
Learn to configure WebSphere Adapter for JDBC to get complete tracing information for each JDBC call while interacting with a DB2 database, which results in faster problem analysis and resolution.
18 Sep 2013
Building a large scale WebSphere Application Server Liberty collective topology
This article describes how you can build and manage a large scale Liberty collective topology with IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.5.5, focusing on the procedures and techniques for building a replica set, building up collective members, and managing the collective.
Also available in: Chinese  
18 Sep 2013
Moving your WebSphere Portal theme to mobile, Part 1: Make your WebSphere Portal 6.1.x or 7.x theme modular
IBM WebSphere Portal 8.0 introduced a modular architecture that makes theme development easier. Once you complete your migration to Portal 8.0, modularizing your custom theme is usually the first task in adding new features to your Portal site. This article walks you through the steps to convert a Portal 6.1.5 theme to the modular architecture. Included are tips and time estimates to help you plan your theme conversion.
Also available in: Japanese   Portuguese  
17 Sep 2013
Creating a WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition (FTE) bridge agent to a mainframe
This article shows you how to create a WebSphere MQ FTE bridge agent to communicate from a WebSphere MQ FTE server to a mainframe. It also provides a sample Create Transfer command to test the agent.
11 Sep 2013
Connecting JMS applications with WebSphere MQ using Tivoli Directory Server
This article shows you how to connect JMS applications to WebSphere MQ using IBM Tivoli Directory Server for authentication and lookup. It includes configuration steps for WebSphere MQ and Tivoli Directory Server.
11 Sep 2013
Backup and recovery in IBM PureApplication System
One of the most frequently asked questions about how to "operationalize" IBM PureApplication System is how you perform backups, and what you should backup. There are essentially two things built into PureApplication System that require backup and for which it allows backup. The first is the system configuration, and the second is the contents of the customer databases that are stored on PureApplication System. This article examines the support that PureApplication System provides for both of these scenarios.
04 Sep 2013

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