Favorite links and pages of the week

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

Below are links to some pages and articles we found this week and really liked.

Red Hat
Power Training at Red Hat Summit, RedHat
Building the intelligent enterprise: easy and inexpensive?, ServicesSpeak
Assessing the current state of your datacenter, ServicesSpeak
Red Hat sets up OpenStack partner network, VARGuy
Red Hat lays out OpenStack strategy, ITBusinessEdge
Proprietary solutions in the enterprise are dead, says Red Hat’s John Mark Walker, SiliconAngle
Red Hat PaaS queen says don’t reinvent the wheel, SiliconAngle

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Building the intelligent enterprise: easy and inexpensive?

by Alan Hale (Red Hat)

The following article originally appeared here in the UK and here in Germany.

Who could have predicted the impact on mainstream businesses of data coming in via social media and mobile technology, the escalating importance of trends such as ‘big data’ or the move towards cloud computing that is now gathering momentum?

The sources of data coming into the enterprise IT infrastructure are proliferating, with new channels and touch-points constantly emerging at an unprecedented rate. Clearly, in an uncertain world, flexibility is a critical component of any business IT strategy.

With today’s customers choosing to interact through multiple channels, businesses are wasting time and budget ‘hand-carrying’ information from application to application, frequently without adding value at best and introducing human error at worst.

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Favorite links and pages of the week

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

Below are links to some pages and articles we found this week and really liked.

Red Hat
Power Training at Red Hat Summit, RedHat
JBoss Certification News, ServicesSpeak
WEBINAR: Five must-haves for your enterprise PaaS, RedHat
JBoss Data Grid 6.1: High availability, faster recovery, CRN
Red Hat’s John Mark Walker: The open cloud needs storage, Linux.com
Red Hat Product President Talks OpenStack, Public Cloud, TalkinCloud
Red Hat announces RDO and Open Stack partner program, Tech Crunch

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JBoss Certification News

by Randy Russell (Red Hat)

Red Hat has just released a new certification in support of its JBoss Enterprise Middleware line. Red Hat Certified JBoss Developer (RHCJD) is earned by passing a rigorous, hands-on lab exam that tests one’s ability to write, extend and modify JBoss Enterprise Edition (JEE) applications that will run on the Enterprise Application Platform.

Ever since Red Hat acquired JBoss in 2006, there has long been a certain tension between testing and certifying the “JBoss-centric” versus the “spec-level”. RHCJD is where Red Hat puts a stake in the ground and offers what we believe will become THE certification for JEE spec-level programming. There is a growing vacuum of leadership in this space and we intend to fill it. RHCJD gives us a core credential upon which we will build and extend the JBoss certification program for developers.

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Favorite links and pages of the week

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

Below are links to some pages and articles we found this week and really liked.

Red Hat
Rafael Guimaraes: 2013 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year winner, RedHat
Tips and tricks: JBoss Enterprise Application Development (JB225), ServicesSpeak
VIDEO: Red Hat CEO fields support calls, RedHat
Red Hat CIO: Innovative companies embrace IT geeks, Forbes
Red Hat named top cloud platform vendor by CRN, Red Hat

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Tips and Tricks: JBoss Enterprise Application Development (JB225)

by Jim Rigsbee (Red Hat)

Converting a web project generated by the JBoss Developer Studio CDI Web Project wizard to a Maven project will give you the power of the Maven build system with its dependency management, build life cycles, and automated JEE packaging abilities. To covert a JBoss Developer Studio web project, follow these steps:

1. Right click on the project name in the Project Explorer tree and select Configure → Convert to Maven Project… In the wizard steps be sure to select WAR packaging.

2. Configure the Java SE 6 compiler plugin so that we can process annotations. Add this to pom.xml file:

<build>
  <plugins>
    <plugin>
      <artifactId>maven-compiler-plugin</artifactId>
        <configuration>
          <source>1.6</source>
            <target>1.6</target>
      </configuration>
    </plugin>
  </plugins>
</build>

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Favorite links and posts of the week

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

Below are links to some pages and articles we found this week and really liked.

Red Hat
Rafael Guimaraes: 2013 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year winner, RedHat
Enforcing Authentication and Authorization on a JAX-WS web service using Picketlink, ServicesSpeak
VIDEO: Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens on Open Stack, RedHat
Red Hat CIO: Innovative companies embrace IT geeks, Forbes

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Enforcing Authentication and Authorization on a JAX-WS web service using Picketlink

by Kenny Peeples (Red Hat)

Introduction

The following article describes how to enforce authentication with SAML and authorization with XACML on a JAX-WS Web Service on JBoss Enterprise Application Platform with Picketlink. I combined several articles listed in the References section to make this one demonstration. The source code is on github.

Products
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.2.0
Picketlink 2.0.1
JDK 1.7
JBoss Developer Studio 6

Note: Future updates will the latest versions of EAP/Picketlink/Fuse and moving the projects to maven.

Server Project
Contains the Web Service to take the assertion out of the wsse, validate it, verify authorization and process the request. The files contained in the project are the SAML2ServerHandler.java, WSTest.java, WSTestBean.java, jboss.xml, jbossxacml-config.xml,standard-jaxws-endpoint-config.xml,xacml-policy.xml,sts-config.properties,sts-roles.properties,sts-security-domain-jboss-beans.xml,sts-users.properties. All the XML is displayed to the console.

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