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MQ Password/CHLAUTH research – Exec Summary

As of v8.0, MQ now can natively validate user IDs by checking the password against the Operating System or LDAP.  Checking against Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) was added in v8.0.0.4.  Prior to v8.0 it was necessary to use a channel … Continue reading

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News and updates

This is a quick note to tell folks a bit about my virtual absence of late, current events and plans for what’s coming up. Whatever happened to… I’m not exactly a candidate for VH1’s Where Are They Now but I … Continue reading

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Are messaging hubs an anti-pattern?

I have worked over the last decade with many customers who were consolidating their MQ footprint. It’s a familiar pattern – there are many queue managers, they tend to be lightly loaded, why not consolidate to a central hub? Now … 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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Sure, its always an MQ problem. Why is that a bad thing?

One recurring theme in the MQ community is that all problems are MQ problems.  Never mind that they almost always turn out to be application, network, firewall, SAN, account maintenance, resource constraints, human error or even sabotage, it’s an MQ … Continue reading

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Sharpening the saw

I am fortunate this year to participate in many seminars and conferences.  I just finished IMPACT and on June 5th I’ll be in New York for the WSMQAdmin seminar there.  The following week I’ll be in Zurich for the TI&M … Continue reading

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No such thing as a persistent queue!

The widespread usage of the phrase “persistent queue” has a negative impact because people believe that queue attribute actually does something. It’s always worth taking time to stamp out usage of that phrase wherever we find it and I’ll attempt … Continue reading

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