June 2016

Recently, one of my clients using IBM WebSphere Portal required users to access secured content without actually signing in to the Portal. These users (referred to as Guest Users) use shared secrets only known to them, like a SSN, mobile number, etc. in the entry page of portlet. Once these shared secrets are verified by the backend services, users are allowed access to the desired information.... + continue reading
Deploying the RuleApp to Rule Execution Server (RES) in Different Environments After successful completion of deployment & testing of the RuleApp in the Dev Environment, the next step is to deploy the ruleset to the Rule Execution Server (RES) in higher environments. This blog describes the promotion of RuleApps to different environments. For this blog, I am going to explain the process... + continue reading
The IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM) Decision Service can be exposed/called in multiple ways; however, the easiest and most convenient method of exposing the Decision Service is using the out-of-the-box HTDS service and then calling it through any SOAP/REST client. Occasionally we get specific requirements that require a more complex implementation approach, so we need to re-invent the... + continue reading
IBM Operational Decision Management (ODM) provides a built-in set of REST API endpoints for Rule Project management and execution. IBM ODM is very flexible, giving developers several options when it comes to rule execution and rule project management. Rule client implementation is solely dependent on the third-party applications that invoke the rules. One of the most commonly used applications is... + continue reading
The RuleApp Deployment Process Deployment is the activity of creating a RuleApp and making it available for use by a Rule Execution Server (RES) instance. After rule authoring, the code is deployed on the server (RES) so that it can be accessed by the calling applications. We must also deploy the execution object model (XOM) that references the application objects and data against which we... + continue reading
Can BPM Coaches be Leveraged for BPEL Processes? Since the acquisition of Lombardi by IBM and its subsequent merger with WebSphere Process Server, Business Process Model & Notation (BPMN) and Coaches have become exceptionally popular in the Business Process Management (BPM) world. This is especially true with the IBM customers that are in the trenches and using BPM/WebSphere Process... + continue reading