Category: DataPower

WB552: Random DataPower Thoughts Part 8

SSL: Message Confidentiality, Message Integrity and Non-Repudiation Server always authenticates to the client. Client optionally authenticates to the server. During an SSL handshake: Negotiate the level of SSL, decide on cipher suite, authenticate the server, build a secret key to be used for the session. SSL hello contains list of Cipher Suites. Server responds with […]

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WB552: Random DataPower Thoughts Part 7

SSL Connections need Validation or Identification credentials based on which side of the conversation (client or server) the datapower box is. Nonrepudiation: How do you knowwho the party on the other end is? Signature: Encrypt a message with a private key, decrypt with the public key. This allows the receiver to verify the sender. Only […]

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WB552: Random DataPower Thoughts Part 6

Always check the default system log when an error is first encountered. Audit log only occurs on the default domain. Captured IP packets are stored in pcap format. Need a tool to explore the data such as ethereal. The packet capture file is in the temporary directory. Probes and debug level logging will create a […]

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WB552: Random DataPower Thoughts Part 5

Pass-thru: Traffic is passed without execution of the service policy. XML: Check for well-formed XML SOAP: Checked for SOAP Message validity. Non-XML: Treated as a binary and the service policy is executed. Service Level Monitors need a WSDL file to be defined. The validate action only accepts a single XSD definition or WSDL file. The […]

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WB552: Random DataPower Thoughts Part 4

XML Firewall is a superset of the XSL Proxy. Web Service proxy understands more of the requirements to be a web service than the XML Firewall which only treats data as XML documents. Web Service Proxy and Multi-Protocol Gateway are supersets of the XML Firewall. Neither suppors the loopback proxy. Web Application Firewall: Customized XML […]

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WB552: Random DataPower Thoughts Part 2

DataPower XA35 (Green): XA = XML Accelerator DataPower XS40 (Yellow): XS = XML Security DataPower XI50 (Blue): XI = XML Integration “SSL Termination” refers to the destination system that recieves an SSL connection. DataPower can not participate in a two-phase commit transaction. Seems to me like this is a feature that needs to be incorporated […]

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WB552: Random DataPower Thoughts Part 1

DataPower will not allow modified firmwares to be uploaded to the machine. They are required to be signed by IBM. By default, the device is ‘completely off’ with a locked down configuration. It’s up to the administrator to enable relevant services. When something is in encrypted storage, there is no UI to get the information […]

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WB552: “Is there an IDE for DataPower?”

Q: “Is there an IDE for DataPower?” Answer: No. The web client is used to access most of the features” I think that there probably should be an investment (or direction) from IBM about how to go about doing the development work for DataPower. What I say this, I mean what is the recommended IDE […]

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WB552: Introductions

Instructor: Greg Dinning, a 10 year educator on the IBM Suite of Integration software. The Attendees were a wide mix of developers wondering how to use the box, people who wanted to understand why they should buy it and people (like me) who are focused on getting the information to pass certification. I’m not going […]

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Attending DataPower Classroom Training Next Week

Sometimes the stars just align perfectly. I’m trying to get my DataPower Certification and IBM’s business partner relations team is offering a free course on DataPower next week in Markham. It pays to be in a city with an IBM Office. I’ll be in attendance there and hopefully sitting in the room for 5 days […]

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Make SOA real with IBM WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus and IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances

Looking for a way to manage the interoperability among applications using
different protocols that need to exchange confidential data? Consider combining the
functionality of IBM WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus and IBM WebSphere DataPower
SOA Appliances. Find out how you can get a secure, agile, and extendible solution
with a little effort in terms of code.

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Using DataPower SOA Appliances to query WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

Learn how to use IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances to query information from IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository using the REST API and SOAP API. Reusable stylesheets are provided to serve as standard query components to be used throughout DataPower configurations. Step-by-step examples show how these assets can be used to query WebSphere Service Registry and Repository. (IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal)

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Build an RSS aggregator using IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances multistep

The IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances multistep processing policy
system is a key part of appliance configuration. Version 3.6.1 of the firmware
includes a number of enhancements to multistep that provide functionality familiar
to programmers, including loops of actions, conditional execution of actions, and
the ability to execute actions in parallel. Explore how you can combine the new
features in multistep 3 to build an RSS feed aggregator.

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