Hi all, not long now before I release my new WAS 8.5.5.x Advanced Administration Courses, due in late Q2, ealry Q3 2015.

Keep an eye out for several new focused  WebSphere related courses which will cover many topics previously not covered before, and are hard to find with respect to training materials. The concepts within these new guides show how to do some of the more compex WebSphere Application Server, IBM HTTP Server and WebSphere Plugin administration techniques. All demonstrated by worked examples, including a detailed walk though of ikeyman, gskcmd and OpenSSL.

Here is a sample of one guide wich is part of the WebSphere Advanced Security course and covers the following topics in much detail.

  • INTRODUCTION
  • TOPICS COVERED
  • STARTING THE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVER
  • PERMISSIONS
  • STARTING AND STOPPING IBM HTTP SERVER
  • EXAMPLE START
  • EXAMPLE STOP
  • STARTING AND STOPPING IBM ADMINISTRATION SERVER
  • EXAMPLE START
  • EXAMPLE STOP
  • CREATING A WEB SERVER IN WAS ADMIN CONSOLE
  • TESTING A CONNECTION FROM WAS CONSOLE TO IBM ADMINISTRATION SERVER
  • CONFIGURING WEB SERVERS IN WAS ADMIN CONSOLE
  • GENERATING THE PLUGIN-CFG.XML FILE
  • PROPAGATING THE PLUGIN-CFG.XML FILE
  • CONFIGURE IBM HTTP SERVER TO LOAD THE PLUGIN MODULE
  • VERIFY DEFAULTAPPLICATION TARGETS
  • CONFIGURING SSL FOR COMMUNICATION
  • CREATING A SELF-SIGNED DIGITAL CERTIFICATE
  • ADDING SSL TO THE IHS VIRTUAL HOST CONFIGURATION
  • PROPAGATING KEYRING FILE FROM WAS TO WEB SERVER
  • CONFIGURING VIRTUAL HOSTS
  • AUTOMATING SELF-SIGNED CERTIFICATES
  • CREATING A NEW KEY DATABASE
  • SETTING THE DATABASE PASSWORD
  • REGISTERING A KEY DATABASE WITH THE SERVER
  • CREATING A SELF-SIGNED CERTIFICATE
  • MANAGING CERTIFICATE SIGNING FROM A CERTIFICATE AUTHORITY
  • BASIC SSL OVERVIEW
  • Digital Certificates
  • OBJECTIVE
  • INSTALL OPENSSL
  • CREATE A CSR USING IKEYMAN TOOL
  • Using gskcmd utility to create a a new Keyring Database to store a CSR
  • Verifying a Certificate Request via Command-line
  • Verifying a Certificate Request using ikeyman
  • LISTING AVAILABLE SIGNERS
  • CREATE A NEW CA
  • SIGNING THE CSR USING THE NEW CA
  • RECEIVE THE SIGNED CERTIFICATE INTO THE KEY DATABASE USING COMMAND-LINE
  • RECEIVE THE SIGNED CERTIFICATE INTO THE KEY DATABASE USING GUI
  • CONFIGURE IBM HTTP SERVER WITH A CERTIFICATED SIGNED BY A CA
  • ADDING THE CA’S CERTIFICATE TO THE KEY DATABASE
  • ADDING CA’S CERTIFICATE TO THE BROWSERS TRUST KEY STORE/DATABASE
  • CONFIGURE /ETC/HOSTS  FILE
  • AUTOMATING WEB SERVER DEFINITIONS
  • UNDERSTANDING THE PLUGIN-CFG.XML FILE
  • APPENDIX A:  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON OPENSSL TOOL
  • APPENDIX B: CREATING A KEY PAIR USING OPENSSL
  • GENERATE PRIVATE KEY
  • GENERATE PUBLIC KEY
  • CREATE A NEW CA USING CA.PL (CA SCRIPT)

Looking for IBM WebSphere Middleware Consultancy and Training to help with WebSphere Application Server, WMQ and IIB Architecture covering disciplines such as Product Strategy, Migration, Automation and general digital/enterprise insights? An expert in technical communications in the middleware space, and adept in almost all forms of Internet and mobile technology, Steve has time and time again proven his tenacity to improve systems around him and deliver.

Steve has worn many hats during his career such as Chief Technical Officer, Founding Member of several business ventures, Programmer, Systems Administrator, Architect, Blogger and Published Author to name a few. Due to 20 years Industry experience in Middleware, Programming, Networks and Internet Technologies, He combines systems knowledge with efficient working methods and inter personal skills required to build effective relationship with clients and colleagues alike. Exceeding typical expectations in any role undertaken, Steve is certain to become a valuable asset within any organisation He joins.

So, if you are looking for a professional to help with WAS Migration, WAS Architecture, and or WAS Automation (Shell, Jython, Java) and/or Middleware Integration, then please do contact me.

WebSphere Books by Steve Robinson

IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide
http://www.packtpub.com/ibm-websphere-application-server-8-0-administration-guide/book
IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide
WebSphere Application Server 7.0 Administration Guide
http://www.packtpub.com/webSphere-application-server-7-0-administration-guide/book
WebSphere Application Server 7.0 Administration Guide

 

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