Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Getting a S User ID for SAP Service Marketplace


A SAP (Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing) S User ID is a unique number that SAP uses for identifying people on its web portals and databases.  The SAP Service Marketplace is the SAP portal for all its customers/partners with all the relevant information about their software, licenses, documentation, additional information, etc.  It is also required to register for SAP Certification.  The S User ID is very similar to other forms of authentication used by other companies, such as Apple with Apple ID, that gives access to Apple App Store, and Microsoft with Live ID, that gives access to Hotmail and other online services. We will be posting future blogs on using the SAP Java Connector and the S User is required to get a License for our cloud appliance demo system.  The S User is in the format of S followed by 10 digits.  There are three ways to get a S User.

1.  The first option one is to let your system administrator or Partner SPOC do it for you. You need to know who is the SAP Point of Contact for your company. Then, you can simply contact him or her to request them to create an S User ID for you.


2.  If you have no idea who the SAP administrator is for your company then you can register for an SAP S user ID by clicking the registration link in the upper right hand of SAP Service Marketplace home page or by following the link: http://service.sap.com/request-user. Please note that the customer or installation number is required for those who want to register as customer and a partner number is required for those who want to register as an SAP partner.  In case you do not know customer or installation numbers that are required for option two, they can be requested through the SAP Customer Contact Us Page.

3.  Option three is suitable for those that want to register for SAP certification. During registration for SAP certification you will be assigned an SAP S User ID or will have an opportunity to create it.  If you register for certification offline (by phone or in the SAP center) you should ask the SAP representative about your S User ID.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

API management: Critical for success in the digital economy

Please join us for a API Management webinar Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 11:00 AM EST.  Syed Rasheed, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Red Hat, Mark Cheshire, COO at 3scale, Manfred Bortenschlager, API Market Development Director at 3scale and myself are the speakers for the webinar.

Just as every business has a website to share data or services for people, soon application programming interfaces (APIs) will be used to share such assets in a machine-processable way. Gartner predicts that by 2016, 75% of the Fortune 1000 will offer public web APIs and 50% of business to business collaboration will take place through web APIs.

API management provides organizations with full control and visibility of their APIs and helps to use the power of sharing organization's assets—data or services—via APIs, in a simple and quick way. During this session, we will introduce how you can use Red Hat® JBoss® Fuse, OpenShift by Red Hat, and 3scale to manage and control APIs. We will conclude with a practical demo.

Join this webinar to learn how to:

  • Build and deploy your APIs.
  • Secure your APIs via access control.
  • Control your APIs via usage policies.
  • Operate your APIs via monitoring, analytics, reporting and billing.
  • Engage with developers through developer portals and interactive API documentation.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Preview of Build your next enterprise application in 60 minutes with JBoss Middleware

I am pleased to announced that our talk below was accepted at Summit 2015.   Our initial architecture is described in the diagram below as well as the abstract.  


Abstract: Business demands for new applications are increasing as businesses seek new ways to engage with their customers. As a result IT is at the center of a sea change in application development as new approaches like DevOps emphasize rapid delivery of features and greater participation by end users and “citizen developers”.

Middleware technologies such as integration, business rules, BPM , mobile application platforms and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) are emerging as important tools for DevOps teams, greatly reducing the traditional coding requirements for new business applications. With appropriate use of middleware, DevOps teams can collaboratively and rapidly develop and manage applications that engage customers and connect to back end services and legacy systems.

Join us for this session where we will show how three middleware technologies – integration, business process management and mobile – can be brought together in the cloud to support development of context-aware, process enabled, connected enterprise mobile apps. We’ll show you how to delight your employees and customers with modern solutions that deliver results quickly and yet integrate seamlessly into existing infrastructure. Through a real-word use-case we will demonstrate:
  • Development and deployment of an enterprise mobile app using FeedHenry’s Mobile Application Platform
  • Inclusion of captured mobile information into business processes with JBoss BPM Suite
  • Integration of automated processes with legacy applications and systems of record with JBoss integration solutions
  • Automation of business decisions guided by business rules
  • Attendees will gain an appreciation for the ease with which middleware-enabled applications can support ever-changing business needs, and an understanding of the benefits of Red Hat JBoss Middleware products.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Easy integration with JBoss Fuse Connectors


A Fuse Connector provides easy integration of your applications inside the Enterprise as well as externally by providing a uniform endpoint interface and acting as connectors to all other systems.   We have been working over the last couple of months to build examples of using the individual components that Apache Camel provides in JBoss Fuse.  We have created a Fuse Connector Page that describes each component and provides a Article with Source and Video.  After browsing to the connector page, click on a connector that you are interested in, such as salesforce or twitter.



A pop-up will provide the Connector description, the link to the Product documentation and links to a Article and Video which also includes source code.  We are continually adding more examples so check back if we have not yet updated a component that you are interested in.

Feel free to reach out to us on our blogs and twitter.

Christina Lin  @christina_wm
Kenneth Peeples  @ossmentor

Also, Check out more demos from the JBoss Technology Evangelists at JBoss Demo Central.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Data Virtualization Web UI now released for Developer Preview


We are very happy to announce the Data Virtualization 6.1.0 WebUI for Developer Preview. An easy and simple way to create artifacts through a web interface and help be productive with DV in minutes. Once signing onto the WebUI you can create your Data Services and manage your Data Library. Watch for more Articles, Videos and Blogs for using the WebUI. The WebUI is a compliment to the Teiid Designer in the integration stack for Eclipse.

The steps to install the Data Virtualization WebUI are simple and they are listed below. 

Step 1: Download Data Virtualization 6.1.0 GA installer and the WebUI war from jboss.org DV downloads

Step 2: After installing DV 6.1, give the teiidUser the odata and rest roles. The user must have these roles to access the rest and odata endpoints. The roles file is located at:

SERVER_DIR/standalone/configuration/application-roles.properties 

The teiid user will look like this: teiidUser=user,odata,rest 

Step 3: Copy the war to: 

SERVER_DIR/standalone/deployments 

Step 4: Open a browser and access the login page with username admin and password admin at

http://localhost:8080/dv-ui


If you are interested in contributing you can find information at https://github.com/Teiid-Designer/teiid-webui


Friday, March 13, 2015

Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Compliance Checker

The SCAP Compliance Checker (SCC) is a Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) validated application developed by Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic.   Version 4 has been officially released.

Obtaining the Software (DOD)
For Department of Defense (DOD) users with a valid Common Access Card (CAC), the software can be downloaded directly from DISA: http://iase.disa.mil/stigs/scap/index.html then scroll down to "SCAP Tools"

Obtaining the Software (Non-DOD)
For US Government Employees and contractors, the software can be obtained via the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) hosted MAX.omb.gov website. Users will be required to self-activate an account in order to obtain the files.

After registration, the software can be downloaded from:
https://max.omb.gov/community/x/KYRhKg

Alternate Method
SCC is available for any government employee or contractor to the US government; it is not available to the general public.

If you are unable to download SCC by one of the 2 primary methods above, the software can be requested by emailing: ssc_lant-scc@navy.mil . Please include the following in your request:
  1. US Federal agency you are supporting
  2. Government POC with .gov or .mil email address or Contract Number
Standards Supported - Platforms Supported:

SCAP Version: 1.0 - Windows XP & Server 2003
OVAL Version: 5.10.1 - Windows Vista & Server 2008
XCCDF Version: 1.1.4  - Windows 7 & Server 2008 R2
CPE Version: 2.2  - Windows 8 & Server 2012
CCE Version: 5.0 - Solaris 10
OCIL Version: 2.0 - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 & 5
DOD ARF Version: 0.41  - Debian Linux 5 & 6
Cyberscope Version: 1.0.0 Early Access Release - Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Picketlink and Keycloak projects are merging!

Boleslaw Dawidowicz has written a blog with detail regarding Picketlink and Keycloak projects merging.  Check out his blog here and some excerpts are below.   A Knowledge Base article has also been published which is here.

Together with new PicketLink 2.7.0.Final release, we would like to announce that PicketLink and Keycloak projects will be merging their efforts. Code base of both will get unified and new features will be developed in a single place.

As part of this merge all key features of PicketLink will get included into Keycloak. Combining strengths of both projects and providing their communities a single polished and unified security solution. Joining both efforts should enable faster progress on new features which will be beneficial for all users and developers leveraging those solutions.

What you can expect happening during next few months?


  • Specific parts of PicketLink codebase being forked and merged into Keycloak. We are starting with PicketLink Federation / SAML. 
  • Inclusion or implementation of particular features will get discussed in public on theKeycloak project mailing list. We are looking forward for your participation there as we would like to hear your feedback on changes that we are doing. 
  • Web sites for both projects will get slightly changed to reflect new situation.
  • Many new cool features coming shortly!

Pedro Igor Silva - PicketLink Project Leader
Bill Burke and Stian Thorgersen - Keycloak Project Leaders
Bolesław Dawidowicz - Security Platform Architect at Red Hat.