This Week On developerWorks for June 7, 2013
Jeff Hoy talks about his article "Enabling the OAuth service provider in WebSphere Application Server." OAuth 2.0 service provider support was added as part of IBM® WebSphere® Application Server versions 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, and 220.127.116.11. This article provides an overview of OAuth support highlighting architecture, new features, and the minimal configuration steps needed to enable the capability. The article also includes debugging tips, resource links, and pointers for advanced configurations.
David Jarvis, from the IBM Center for Applied Insights, discusses a new report from the Center for Applied Insights called their report, "Cybersecurity education for the next generation" He explains the three types of collaboration recommended for institutions that want to develop a cybersecurity curriculum and discusses three cases studies from the report.
System administrators are responsible for, among other things, protecting a database against unauthorized access or misuse by authorized database users (for example, inappropriate access to sensitive information within a database). A common requirement to mitigate such risks is ensuring that users are allowed to connect to the database only from a list of trusted hosts or IP addresses that are known to be secure. The article "Restricting database connections using the CONNECT_PROC database configuration parameter in DB2 for Linux, Unix, and Windows" gives a practical example of how such a requirement can be put in practice by making use of the CONNECT_PROC database configuration parameter of IBM® DB2® for Linux®, UNIX®, and Windows®. This is an alternative to the solution presented by the article Restricting database connections using trusted contexts in DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows.
Rick Gunderson has published an article called "Constructing REST services with WebSphere Application Server, Part 1: A simple RESTful implementation." This article introduces the REST features embedded in IBM® WebSphere® Application Server V8 and later illustrates how you can create a simple REST service and leverage the RESTful capabilities that are built into WebSphere Application Server, such as object deserialization, custom serialization, and exception handling.View more content in this series.
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