We’ve just released the latest z/OS Connect EE open beta.

What’s changed since the previous open beta?

In this release of the open beta refresh, we have added two new topics to the Knowledge Center, and also included a few product fixes.

New Overview of z/OS Connect EE security topic

The Knowledge Center contains a new version of the topic providing an overview of z/OS Connect EE security. It begins by discussing the security principles: authentication, identification, authorization, integrity, confidentiality, and auditing. The topic then describes how the security principles apply to z/OS Connect EE, when used as an API provider or API requester. Finally, the topic discusses the security options available for the API provider, and then for the API requester.

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New Performance best practices topic

The Knowledge Center contains a new topic providing some performance best practices which should be considered when running z/OS Connect EE in production environments.

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Location of new topics in the Knowledge Center table of contents


WebSphere Liberty Profile 18.0.0.3

The version of WebSphere Liberty Profile embedded in this open beta is version 18.0.0.3. The version level of the WebSphere Liberty Profile appears in both the top of the z/OS Connect EE messages.log file, and also in the STDOUT logfile.

Angel V9

The version of the angel shipped with WebSphere Liberty Profile V18.0.0.3 is version 9.

To check the version of the angel you can issue an MVS system MODIFY command:


modify <angel jobname>,version

For example,


modify baqzangl,version

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Open beta build and expiry dates

The build date for this version of the z/OS Connect EE open beta is 20181127-1443 and appears on the BAQR0000I message.

This version of the z/OS Connect EE open beta is due to expire on 25 February 2019 and appears on the BAQR9999I message. However, do not panic! A newer version of the open beta with additional enhancements will be available to download before this version expires.

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