Posted to SAG-L this email concerning a posting under the webMethods folders.
For a while, it’s been really nice to be able to point people to a public site at http://techcommunity.softwareag.com/ecosystem/documentation, but for some reason, it looks like SAG is doing away with this and only providing the documentation inside Empower. This means only those with Empower id’s will be able to access any of it.
This isn’t practical in my opinion as I don’t want all programmers to be support contacts in Empower nor is it worthwhile to manage dozens of id’s that are documentation-only id’s (if they even still support that concept). As we’ve moved into the EntireX realm recently and developers using the CONNX SQL engine, this explodes to not just include developers but the SOA infrastructure team, developers of C++ and others. Now I won’t be able to just provide a link to the relevant pages anymore to those who need access to the information.
I think this is a mistake. Sure, there is probably documentation that should be secured, but on the other hand, there is plenty of useful documentation needs to be made available.
Guess I can take those CD’s and try to copy the contents to a share-able site inside the enterprise but what a pain!
With the goal of providing Software AG’s product documentation in a single secure and centralized location, as well as ensuring that the most up-to-date documentation is currently available for the exclusive use of our customers, Software AG will be centralizing access to its product documentation in Empower, Software AG’s global extranet. Empower is located at https://empower.softwareag.com/.
The target date for completion of this change is April 15, 2013. If you currently access Software AG’s documentation using the site http://techcommunity.softwareag.com/ecosystem/documentation, you will be redirected to Software AG’s Empower site. You will need an Empower username and password to log in. If you do not have access to Empower, please contact the Empower team at firstname.lastname@example.org or click Here for more information about registering for Empower.
Software AG Documentation Team