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All services running inside the Datapower need to be installed on the appliance IP address and on the port. As the number of services increase on the appliance, it does create complexity and following underline issues to any environment: Exposure of internal ports (and IP address in some cases) to outside their hosting network. Firewall configuration to allow traffic on different ports (and IP addresses) of Datapower Maintaining IP addresses and ports as the number of services increases on the appliance There may be other solutions to handle the above mentioned issues but one of the simplest and easy solutions is to implement a framework service in Datapower environment to minimize the exposure of ports and their configuration on firewall. Here we are naming this service Enterprise Framework service. The Enterprise framework service provides the following features: ... (more)

WebSphere Datapower Configuration for Database

The purpose of this article is to describe the steps involve to configure Datapower service for the Database communication. The service will parse the incoming parameters from the request, construct a SQL query string and returns the data from the Database, based on the constructed query. Database For the demonstration, the following table "DataPowerTest" is created in MS SQL Server. The following columns and data were added as well. Datapower Configurations 1. In the Datapower, create SQL Data Source with the following values Input Values Name GallagherDirectoryDB Database Ty... (more)

Inter-Portlet Communications

This article demonstrates the steps performed to implement JSR 168 compliant cooperative portlets using IBM Rational Application Developer V6.0 and WebSphere Portal Server V5.1. The article illustrates passing multiple values from source portlet to target portlet without defining complex data type inside WSDL file. The term cooperative portlets refers to the capability of portlets on a page to interact with each other by sharing information. One or more cooperative portlets on a portal page can automatically react to changes from a source portlet triggered by an action or event ... (more)

WebSphere Datapower’s WebGUI User Authentication with LDAP Sever using RBM

  Introduction The purpose of this document is to describe the technical integration of the WebSphere Datapower WebGUI login process with the LDAP server using Role Based Management (RBM). RBM provides a flexible and integrated means to control whether an authenticated user has the necessary privileges to access resources through access policies.  IBM WebSphere Datapower firmware 3.7.x provides a new LDAP Search Parameters WebGUI interface. The LDAP Search Parameters object serves as a container for the parameters to perform an LDAP search operation. This can now be used in th... (more)

General Best Practices for WebSphere Application Environments

This article provides a list of general best practices to apply to any WebSphere Application Server V7 and V8 environment. However, some of the recommendations only apply to specific conditions and scenarios. These recommendations could be used to set up any WebSphere environment. General Best Practices for WebSphere Application Environments 1. All WebSphere Application processes should be running as non-admin/root user. It's not a good practice to run a process as an admin/root user. For obvious reasons, you don't want more folks to know about the admin/root password and general... (more)