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Wednesday, May 22 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
45CF Introduction to Securing Applications with DCM

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The ability to secure a connection from a client to servers such as HTTP, Telnet, and FTP have been available for many years, but users may still consider the process confusing due to unfamiliar terms and complex configurations. This session will attempt to take a somewhat complicated topic and describe the process of securing applications with system TLS (Transport Layer Security) using DCM (Digital Certificate Manager) in a manner that will reduce complexity and clarify confusion so you can configure your system to take advantage of secure sessions. Topics being discussed include certificate stores, certificate authorities, application definitions, encryption and hashing algorithms, cipher specifications, and getting these items working together to establish a secure network session.

Learning Objectives:

Learn how to generate and sign a certificate, assign it to an application, and configure the client application so a secure session can be established.

Speakers
avatar for Thom Haze

Thom Haze

IBM i Operating System Security Development, IBM
Thom is the lead software developer for Digital Certificate Manager (DCM) and provides cryptography related enhancements to IBM i. He has been working on IBM i and earlier named platforms since 1989 on various projects such as Integrated Windows, Linux, and VMware Servers, Integrated... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Fantasy Tower Monorail A-B
  • Level Intermediate
  • Operating System IBM i
  • Audience System administrators needing to protect their client connections for confidentiality and compliance.

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