- Integrate z/OS applications and data using OpenAPI 3 APIs with z/OS Connect.
- Develop a z/OS Connect API starting from an existing OpenAPI 3.0 definition. Transform z/OS data with our functional mapping capabilities and feature-rich tooling.
- Deploy your z/OS Connect APIs as isolated secure microservices, driving agility across the enterprise.
- Take advantage of the improved security schemes provided by the OpenAPI 3 specification to deliver more granular control of user authorization at the API operation level.
Develop APIs in your own z/OS Connect development environment containing an isolated z/OS Connect
development server. Use
The z/OS Connect Designer provides a new, intuitive, web-based development experience that allowing an application developer to:
- Iteratively develop, run and test your API in isolation with your own z/OS Connect Development server
- Start by importing from an OpenAPI 3 definition
JSONata, a powerful data transformation language, to supercharge your API mapping
- Edit and refactor project files at any point with any IDE
- Manage API project changes across your teams using your choice of source control management (SCM) systems.
The z/OS Connect tutorial will take you through using the z/OS Connect Designer in Red Hat CodeReady
Workspaces to create a sample
The z/OS Connect tutorials will take you through using the z/OS Connect Designer with Docker Desktop to
create a Sample API of your choosing (CICS or
Deploy API's using cloud native DevSecOps best practices to benefit from shift left development and faster time to market.
Create a sample pipeline in Red Hat OpenShift taking a z/OS Connect Sample API project from source code management (SCM) to a deployed, callable API with these steps:
- Install the z/OS Connect operator and pull the z/OS Connect server image.
- Trigger automated builds in RedHat OpenShift Pipelines after each new commit to SCM.
- Add a pipeline step to build a .war file from the API project using Gradle.
- Add a pipeline step to create a z/OS Connect server image layering API project .war file.
- Define ConfigMaps and secrets to inject environment variables into the API container at deployment time.
- Call your new z/OS Connect API.
Learn how to manage your running z/OS Connect APIs within your open container platform.
Use Prometheus and Grafana to monitor z/OS Connect APIs using the metrics endpoints provided in every z/OS Connect server.
z/OS Connect servers can leverage high availability mechanisms of an OpenShift cluster. Learn more about high availability in container platforms and how to benefit from a cloud native approach.
Take advantage of the improved security schemes provided by the OpenAPI 3 specification to deliver more granular control of user authorization at the API operation level.
A: For answers to questions around the new z/OS Connect capabilities and enhancements on offer, how this compares to the existing offering and how to get started, see frequently asked questions.
Read more about z/OS Connect.
Ask for help from, and give feedback on, z/OS Connect.
z/OS Connect getting started samples