While we are a long time user of EntireX, utilising ACI calls between z/OS LPARS, we are newcomers to the realm of using it to expose the mainframe to the Java world. Our proof of concept project (browser -> Java app -> EntireX wrapper -> Broker -> Natural RPC) is working nicely but, as we move beyond the sandbox, we have started to consider things like security.
We are looking to implement EntireX Security and we are keen to have a single sign on so that users of the browser app won’t need to enter their mainframe password (same userid but potentially different LAN password). ACF2 will accept a generated passticket instead of a password so that seems to be the way to go.
IBM publishes its passticket generation algorithm and I’ve scoured the web looking for an example written in Java but haven’t been able to find one.
Before we head off to reinvent the (passticket) wheel, can anyone help us and share one they prepared earlier?