Tag Archives: Best Practices

IBM MQ Security Requirements Questionnaire

Over the years I have often been asked for security templates and other canned assets to help make MQ security planning, implementation, and operation easier. These often become the source material for conference presentations, articles and videos.  Some of these … Continue reading

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Managing CA-signed certificates

MQ Admins are getting serious about TLS channels these days, but it isn’t always easy because there’s a fairly steep learning curve.  Though there is plenty of documentation for the MQ aspects, and for X.509 and TLS itself, very little … Continue reading

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Windows MQ Log Maintenance that really works

Do you run MQ with linear logs on Windows?  Do you want a log maintenance utility that really works on that platform with modern versions of MQ?  So do I. One of my biggest pet peeves about IBM MQ is … Continue reading

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MQ V8 Certification

Would it surprise you to know there’s an MQ V8 System Administration certification?  Normally I run down and take the test as soon as it’s available but this one has been out since January 14th and somehow I missed the … Continue reading

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Avoiding reputational damage

Everyone knows that data breaches are expensive.  Security venders never tire of telling us exactly how expensive breaches are, on a per-incident or per-record basis.  In the case of a large retail brand, a breach can make a significant dent … Continue reading

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Configuration backups: the forgotten WMQ security control

Update: IBM has reconsidered and has announced that dmpmqcfg will be fixed as a defect! Subscribe if you would like a notification when the fix is announced. But please do read the post, especially if you are using amqoamd for … Continue reading

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Notes from the WSMQAdmin seminar

This post is a running capture of Q&A from the WebSphere MQ Admin seminar in Amsterdam, brought to you by WebSphere Insights and Nastel. Welcome to Amsterdam and thanks for attending!  I will continue to update it throughout the week … Continue reading

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