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Henrik Loeser: Thoughts on IT, Life, DB2, and More

IT Professional (IBM), Information Management Architect / DB2 pureXML / Database Kernel Developer, spent 7 years living in California (Bay Area), now back in Germany, living in a passive house in Friedrichshafen

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Track API key usage by combining IBM Cloud IAM and LogDNA searchWhich key is still in use...?Recently, I blogged about tracking account activity from the command line. I showed you how to search IBM Cloud Activity Tracker with LogDNA records using a Python script. Today, I discuss how to combine the IAM Identity Services API with the LogDNA search to track usage…
Offboarding on IBM Cloud: Considerations when removing a userOnly authorized persons have accessOver my past blog posts I have looked into how to rotate credentials in different compute environments. I looked at Cloud Foundry on IBM Cloud, Cloud Functions and Kubernetes. The background is that I wanted to understand what it takes to maintain security during t…
Get some REST with Db2Db2 has a REST APIMany of the IBM Cloud services have a REST API, an overview of REST APIs is here in the IBM Cloud docs. Recently, I realized that I had not yet tried the Db2 on Cloud API and the API for Db2 Warehouse on Cloud. Thus, last Friday I took some time to test out some code using one of m…
Track it from the command line: Search audit events in LogDNA using PythonTake a look at security logsEarlier this year, IBM and LogDNA announced an integrated offering Activity Tracker with LogDNA. It allows to manage and search activity events in LogDNA instances on IBM Cloud. There are IAM, account management and all kinds of service instance events that can be tracked…
Use a Delivery Pipeline to rotate credentialsJob in Delivery Pipeline to rotate keysIn my recent posts I touched on updating credentials for solutions deployed on IBM Cloud Functions or using Cloud Foundry on IBM Cloud. Today, I am showing you how to rotate API keys and passwords for a containerized solution on IBM Kubernetes Service that make…
Rotate service credentials for Cloud Foundry apps on IBM CloudKeep your cloud environment secureA popular PaaS (Platform as a service) technology is Cloud Foundry. On IBM Cloud, it is available both as public Cloud Foundry instances in multiple regions as well as Cloud Foundry Enterprise Environment (CFEE). Using Cloud Foundry for app development and productio…
Rotating service credentials for IBM Cloud FunctionsKeep your service keys secretIf you have followed some of my work, you know that I use IBM Cloud Functions, i.e., a serverless approach, for many projects. The tutorials with a database-driven (Db2-backed) Slackbot and the GitHub traffic analytics are such examples. In this blog post, I want to deta…
New! Db2 11.5 is availableDb2 11.5 is availableA quick post to inform you that Db2 11.5 has been released. Check out the What's New for Db2 Version 11.5 GA section in the Db2 Knowledge Center. You can download the GA version from the regular Download Db2 Fix Packs by Version site.With a new release I typically go over the Wh…
After IDUG is before IDUG: Back from Db2 conference in Charlotte, NCLast week the IDUG NA 2019 was held in Charlotte, NC. It featured 8 parallel tracks dedicated to Db2 for z/OS and Db2 for LUW and emerging technologies. In addition, two tracks for hands-on labs and workshops were offered. Personally, I delivered three presentations, moderated and attended sessions,…
Cloud-based FIPS 140-2 Level 4 crypto serviceLocks, keys, and data securityYesterday, I got my hands on a FIPS 140-2 Level 4 cloud-based crypto service. If you are asking "what's that and what can I do with it?" you should continue to read. It is a dedicated HSM (Hardware Security Module) to manage encryption keys and offered as IBM Hyper Prot…