Tag Archives: security

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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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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Pub/Sub security

One of the recurring questions I receive is about the differences between queue security and pub/sub security. The email below is typical:

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Cluster security

Well, the residency to write the new WebSphere MQ Security book is past the halfway point and we are working diligently to finish up on time. I’m happy to say that one of my favorite new security topics is covered … Continue reading

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Thoughts on certificate sharing

The topic of certificate sharing keeps popping up as of late so I wanted to address it here.  The main objection to certificate-based crypto seems to be the administrative overhead.  After having scripted up certificate management for several customers, I … Continue reading

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PCI zone and non PCI zone in same DataPower box

I’ve been having PCI Déjà vu lately.  It seems the same questions keep coming up over and over.  One strategy for compliance that is nearly ubiquitous is to segregate the PCI data from the rest of the network.  In practical terms, … Continue reading

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Guest blogger @ WebSphere User Group

Ben Wen and I were invited to be guest bloggers at WebSphere User Group this month so the post I was planning for this space was hijacked! You can read it at WebSphere User Group posted as The Invisible Threat.

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