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WebSphere Application Server Support for HashiCorp Vault usage
Our organization mandates the use of HashiCorp Vault to store and retrieve passwords. For Applications hosted on WebSphere Application Server, there is no direct support to make use of HashiCorp Vault to store/retrieve database password as part of...
Support for the SAN attribute in the CSR request when using wsadmin or the WAS admin console.
We want to be able to use the SAN attribute in PKI keys/certificates. This is needed to pass host verification during the TLS handshake if the certificate is to be used by processes on different hosts, e.g., multiple WAS application server process...
I'm working for an Insurance Group, currently responsible of the implementation of Guidewire Insurance suite (https://www.guidewire.com/products/insurancesuite), which is a World Class application developed in Java. We'd implemented the Guidewire ...
VET Change Websphere security configuration to allow non-Security Admin managers to generate heapdump/javacore/core files
Websphere 8.0 introduced new functionality that allows administrators to generate heapdumps/system dump/java cores on demand.This is very useful for administrators investigating particular problem types. The default Websphere configuration means t...
WebSphere should offer StartTLS support when connecting to LDAP server for authentication
When configuring WebSphere for LDAP authentication, if you select "use SSL", this forces WebSphere to establish an LDAPS connection with the LDAP server (port 636 by default). This is an outdated mechanism. LDAP v3 defines the StartTLS extension, ...
We believe this is actually yet another instance of a request this customer has made multiple times through various channels. (Maybe other customers too, but we know of this one for sure). The issue customer raises is that "logout" does not actual...
SAML does not send LOGOUT request from SAML SP to SAML IdP
Background, this is for IBM Connections customers using SAML. Currently, when SAML customers try to logout of Conncetions they can't because SAML does not send LOGOUT request from SAML SP to SAML IdP. . Find ,spec here section 4.3 of http://docs.o...
Add feature to configure Enable/Disable System Dump from admin console
WAS admin console users have the ability to take System dumps and causes issues in production during peak traffic. Requesting a feature added so WAS admins can configure to enable or disable in production environments.
Support JDBC 4.2 in WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5
WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 supports Java SE 8. It should support JDBC 4.2 in accordance with specification of JSE 8 (https://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=337). However, the latest system requirement of WAS 8.5.5 only states support of JDBC up ...
Implement DHE ciphers in IBM HTTP Server to provide Forward Secrecy to clients that do not support ECDHE ciphers
We use IBM HTTP Server 8.5.5 as HTTPS gateway in front of WebSphere Application Server portal system to service a multitude of different, external clients via internet. Those clients are outside our scope of influence, so we cannot dictate securit...
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