VP Innovation at Axway, Co-founder at Vordel

Mark O'Neill

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Here are two jobs which may interest readers of this blog. Both require Axway (Vordel) skills for API Management. The first job is more of an administrator role, and the second is more of a dev role: Identity and Access Management Administrator in Cambridge, Massachusetts Experienced with Vordel (Axway), Active Directory, Kerberos XML, Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), & Message Broker SOAP, Web Services, & SOA Strong familiarity with Middleware, Database, SOA technologies Oracle Security Middleware (Oracle Access Manager, Oracle Internet Directory) Working knowledge of any Load Balancer (like F5) Working knowledge of system administration (Unix, Windows)  http://m.simplyhired.com/a/mobile-jobs/view/jobkey-5565.4063468 Java Developer with Axway/Vordel Skills in Hoffman Estates, Illinois This job requires a Java developer who has great experience with Vordel [Axway] API Manage... (more)

How to Create a Public and Private Key Pair

SOAPbox has a lot of useful features, such as testing REST Web Services like Microsoft's Bing, doing a vulnerability assessment of a Web Service, and driving command-line stress testing of a Web Service. But did you know that you can use it to generate X.5o9 certificates and their corresponding private keys? For this purpose, it's a lot easier than using the OpenSSL command-line options. With SOAPbox, the whole process is GUI-driven. Here's how you do it: First, under the "Security" menu item, choose "View Certificates": Now his "Create" in the bottom-right, and you see this page: N... (more)

Linking B2B with APIs | @ThingsExpo @Axway #IoT #API #InternetOfThings

Linking B2B with APIs Bill Doerrfeld at Nordic APIs has written today about how APIs are evolving the B2B landscape. This is a particularly interesting article for me, because my personal background is working for an EDI provider, where I linked EDI processes from the private network to the Internet, over 15 years ago. Vordel was founded to allow new Web Services APIs to be used for B2B. Axway, a B2B software company, acquired Vordel in 2012 to link B2B with Web APIs. This caused a domino effect, with other API Management vendors being acquired shortly afterwards. However, none of ... (more)

The Neglected Flipside of SOA Security

Joe McKendrick kicks off a thread on the current state of SOA Security. As usual, most discussion of SOA Security applies to "how SOA can be made secure". This is understandable. And, as some commentators have pointed out, there is a body of Best Practice out there on how to secure services in an SOA. For example, Randy Heffner provides lots of good advice on how to secure the services in an SOA) But, there has been relatively little debate on the flipside of SOA Security - how SOA can apply to security. Because, really, "SOA Security" is two separate things, solving two separate ... (more)

The Multi-Domain Registry/Repository

Frank Kenney from Gartner coined the term "Multi-Domain Registry/Repository", or MDRR, in a tweet recently. What is an MDRR and why is it important? To understand, think of a registry/repository traditionally seen as part of a SOA architecture. It is supposed to include addresses of the services available in the SOA, plus metadata about the services, such as their policies. Now think about how organizations are starting to rely on Cloud-based services, such as Amazon S3 (storage) and Force.com (sales force automation). These services are not on-premises SOA service, so they are not... (more)