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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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25th meeting of German Db2 User GroupCelebrating the 25th DeDUG meetingLast Friday, the 25th meeting of the German Db2 User Group was held, this time hosted by Fiducia & GAD IT AG in Karlsruhe. As usual, it was both a great networking and informative event. I had the opportunity to catch up with many Db2 users - customers, partner and …
Use an API KEY or ACCESS TOKEN to connect to Db2 on IBM CloudIn the past, I have blogged about how to access a Db2 database on IBM Cloud from your local machine. I cataloged the cloud host and its database. Then, connected to it using the command line processor (CLP) by passing a username and password. Last year, I was delighted to read that Db2 on Cloud and …
asd765 cloud 87ohhlj db2 askh security xbas chatbotIf you came here and wondered about the blog title, then read on. I plan to write about a couple of mixed, seemingly random topics. Why not express that in today's blog title...? :) It is almost end of the year and here is some news I wanted to share with you before the holidays.My team once again l…
New Db2 Fix Packs and Mod Packs availableA quick update: Over the past few days, new fix packs and mod packs for Db2 became available. The page "Download DB2 Fix Packs by Version" lists Db2 11.1.4.5 as the most recent fix pack. The related Mod Pack and Fix Pack Updates page in the Db2 Knowledge Center for version 11.1 has details.Although …
ETL in the cloud using SQL Query and Db2From COS to Db2 using SQLThe SQL Query service on IBM Cloud allows to process data stored on Cloud Object Storage (COS) by writing SQL queries. So far, results were either shown in the console and / or written back to files on COS. Thus, I was happy to notice a new feature: Query results can now be …
Control your database encryption keys for Db2 on CloudDb2 master key managed by IBM Cloud Key ProtectSince Db2 10.5 I have blogged a couple of times about the native database encryption built into Db2. Today, I want to show you how easy it is to take control of the database encryption keys for Db2 on Cloud. All Db2 database on IBM Cloud are encrypted b…
My passwordless app on IBM Cloud thanks to FIDO2Passwordless login for cloud appIn my recent post I discussed how I could use a FIDO2 dongle as second factor for an app on IBM Cloud. Today, I want to give you an update because I managed to go passwordless. With the latest October update Cloud Identity started to offer passwordless login with eith…
Quick notes on using FIDO2 security keys on LinuxUsing FIDO2 keys for 2FAMost of you know that I am using a Linux laptop. Thus, experimenting with FIDO2 hardware security keys as discussed in the earlier blog post requires some extra setup. But fortunately, most steps are documented somewhere and can be easily found. Here is my writeup for my own …
Using your FIDO2 key for 2FA on IBM Cloud appsArchitecture: End-to-end securityLast week I read the blog on how to protect cloud apps with App ID by using the IBM Cloud Identity user directory. That blog discusses how to configure IBM Cloud Identity as SAML-based identity source for IBM Cloud App ID. Because Cloud Identity supports FIDO2 device…
New tutorial discuss how to enhance cloud app securityRecently, I wrote a new tutorial as part of the IBM Cloud solution tutorials. Have you already developed and deployed an application on IBM Cloud? Then, may be, you followed the introductory tutorial on how to apply end-to-end security to an application. Following "security by design," you are now s…