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The Datapower appliances support the use of the FTP protocols for message transport. The purpose of this article is to present number of common use case scenarios for FTP polling, illustrating correct configurations of the device to support the use case. The use case scenarios are as follows: 1- FTP Poller - polling files in one directory and transfer them to another directory 2- FTP Poller – polling files from FTP SERVER and forward them to another service 3- FTP Poller (sFTP – FTP over SSL) - polling files from FTP SERVER and forward them to another service 4- FTP Poller (sFTP – FTP over SSH) - polling files from FTP SERVER and forward them to another service   1- FTP Poller (Simple) In this scenario, the Datapower device performs the following tasks: a- Polling files in one directory (/get) and transferred to another directory (/put) with the same file name on... (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)

WebSphere Datapower Configurations for HTTP (GET and POST) Requests

The purpose of this article is to describe the steps involved in configuring Datapower services for the browser-based HTTP type requests. The commonly used methods for such requests are either the POST or GET HTTP method. Datapower Configurations 1. For the testing purpose create a loopback pass-through XML Firewall. 2. Create a new Multi-Protocol Gateway with the following values Input Values Name HTTPBrowserMPGW Type static-backend Response Type Non-XML Request Type Non-XML Backend URL   3. Create a HTTP Front side handler with the followin... (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)