Understand, manage and love certificates in z/OS and USS

Understand, manage and love certificates in z/OS and USS, will address distributed Db2 access. You can communicate with z/OS, USS, Db2, or any other server or service via “postcards”, or “sealed envelopes”. Even within a trusted network, unencrypted postcard communication isn’t state of the art and may compromise information you don’t intend to share.

Web-based solutions, like ZOWE, UMS, ADF,… require secure connections, but the setup can be frustrating. Setting up and using encrypted channels isn’t rocket science, but they’re all based on certificates that some people find difficult to manage.
This session sheds light on secure communication and their implementation in z/OS and USS services. I’ll explain how secure communication is set up, established and managed, as well as understanding difficulties that may arise.

Learn everything you need to know about TLS, SSL and the mechanisms of HTTPs, FTPs, sFTP, s/MIME, … communication. Understand different types of certificates and their repositories, like KEYSTOREs, TRUSTSTOREs and KEYRINGs. And, last but not least – who do you trust, who is trustworthy and why.

Speaker bio:

Ulf Heinrich specialized in Db2 recovery and operations, managing cost reduction and 24×7 operations. As a consultant at large customer sites, he has implemented database maintenance procedures and recovery strategies, and also experienced the pitfalls of recovery scenarios under real-world recovery pressure. Ulf contributes to the ZOWE community since day one and helps customers implementing, customizing and managing modern zOS/USS solutions. His activities cover EMEA, as well as North America through SE’s U.S. subsidiary, SEGUS Inc. As a member of SE’s Request Board, he’s working closely with customers and the development labs. As a member of the TRIDEX.org Board of Directors he’s proud to support the Db2 community in the greater NY area.