IDUG eBulletin | Mar/Apr 2024

IDUG News,

Issue II | March/April 2024

IDUG Nears Completion of Tech Stack Transition

Here Come New Tools, a Better Member Experience

IDUG is excited to put the finishing touches on our tech stack transition in the next few weeks. You may have seen our messaging – we've been hard at work updating the website, and shifting your IDUG community tools to a new space.

Your user account may tell you it's "new" if you haven't logged in for a while. This user profile gives you access to the IDUG community, where you'll see some familiar information and records from IDUG before we shifted platforms.

The finishing touches are still in progress – look for event archives and presentation libraries to arrive soon. We're thrilled to see engagement in our new space already. We look forward to your feedback as we all adjust to new tools.

Questions? Reach out to our team. We're happy to help.

Register Today! NA 2024 Db2 Tech Conference

Early Bird is Coming to an End...

ICYMI, Early Bird rates for NA 2024 expire on FRIDAY. The IDUG 2024 NA Db2 Tech Conference is right around the corner! We're close to releasing our interactive schedule and have posted "the Grid" for your review. Don't forget to add COMPLIMENTARY pre- and post-conference workshops to your registration, scheduled for Sunday, June 23 and Thursday, June 27! Network with your peers, hear from industry thought leaders, and gain technical knowledge from experts in the industry. Are you new to Db2 or looking to refine your skills? Register for the IDUG Db2 z/OS or IDUG Db2 LUW Fundamentals courses that run concurrently with our main event. Questions? Let us know! We look forward to seeing you in Charlotte!

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IDUG Db2 Tabletalk Podcast NEW | March & April 2024

MARCH 2024 | EPISODE 2.3 ROCK & ROLL Db2 with Kurt Struyf

The DBAs have left the building! Join us as we chat with Kurt Struyf about Db2, Elvis and sheep.

Are you interested in recording an episode with us? Let us know!


Once hailed ‘Queen of the Mainframe’ on account of her winning two out of three Master The Mainframe competitions, second-generation mainframer Anna McKee talks Db2, piano and pickleball.

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TLS Client Authentication with Db2 – Part 1: Introduction

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Written by Christoph Theisen

Encryption of “Data on the Wire” with TLS (Tranport Layer Security), formerly known as SSL, is more and more mandatory, also in the Db2 for LUW and Db2 for z/OS ecosystem.

This series of blogs describes the principles of TLS and their relevance for the Db2 for LUW and Db2 for z/OS community. Special focus is on TLS client authentication with certificate, which extends the widely used pattern of TLS server authentication with certificate.

Important: TLS client authentication with certificate is supported for Db2 for z/OS database servers only. However, Db2 LUW administrators may be involved in that topic because special setup on the Db2 client side is required to support this kind of TLS configuration.

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Attention DBAs

Take a Look at New Blog Posts from IBM

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IDUG Needs a Volunteer Like You!

IDUG is looking for volunteers in India and Australia to join our team and play one of various roles in the planning and producing of our in-person events there in future years. If you are interested in hearing more about it, simply complete this quick form

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