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MQ Channel Auto Creation Manager Overview

The MQ Channel Auto Creation Manager v1.0.3 (MQCACM) is an MQ Channel Auto-Definition (MQ CHAD) exit that allows a company to control and restrict incoming connection requests to auto-create a channel. MQCACM is invoked when a request is received to start an undefined Receiver, Server-Connection, Cluster-Receiver or Cluster-Sender channel. MQCACM can modify or clear the supplied default channel definition values for an instance of the channel, so that there is no exit incompatibility (cross-platform or otherwise).

MQCACM will operate with IBM MQ v6.0, v7.0, v7.1, v7.5, v8.0 and v9.0 in Windows, Unix, IBM i and Linux environments. It works with Server Connection, Receiver, Cluster-Receiver and Cluster-Sender channels of IBM MQ queue manager.

MQCACM has the ability to allow or restrict the incoming IP address from auto-creating a channel. MQCACM compares the incoming IP address against a regular expression pattern using a regular expression parser. If a match is found, the channel auto-creation is allowed; otherwise, the connection request is denied.

MQCACM has the ability to allow or restrict the incoming auto-create channel request based on the company's naming standard. MQCACM compares the incoming channel name against a regular expression pattern (Naming Standard) using a regular expression parser. If a match is found, the channel auto-creation is allowed; otherwise, the connection request is denied.

MQCACM has the ability to define, override or clear the supplied default channel definition values related to Message, Security, Receive and Send Exits. Hence, the appropriate platform specific values can be set for the given exit.

Cluster-Sender and Cluster-Receiver channels do not require the queue manager's CHAD parameter to be enabled for the channel auto-creation to happen. For 3rd party security exits to work with MQ clustering, an MQ CHAD exit is required to override the supplied default channel definition values. Hence, MQCACM can be used with 3rd party security exits to explicitly set or clear the supplied default channel definition values.

MQCACM can be used to prevent a 'Denial-Of-Service' (DOS) attack against a queue manager by setting all 4 'Allow” keywords (AllowClusRcvr, AllowClusSdr, AllowRcvr and AllowSvrConn) to 'N'.

On IBM i, Linux, Unix and Windows, MQCACM can be configured and used with a non-default installation of MQ in a multi-install MQ environment.

MQCACM Summary

MQCACM is licensed as a free product. (i.e. Same as how IBM licenses MQ Client software.) MQCACM is free to use but support is not included. A support license may be purchased.

Supported Platforms

Operating System MQ v6.0, v7.0, v7.1, v7.5, v8.0, & v9.0
AIX v6.1, v7.1 or higher 64-bit
HP-UX IA64 v11.23 or higher 64-bit
IBM i v6.1, v7.1 or higher 64-bit
Linux x86 32-bit
Linux x64 64-bit
Linux on POWER 64-bit
Linux on System z (zSeries) 64-bit
Solaris SPARC v8, v9, v10, v11 or higher 64-bit
Solaris x86_64 v10, v11 or higher 64-bit
Windows 2003, 2008, 2012, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 & 10 32-bit & 64-bit

 

Enterprise Support Subscription for MQ Channel Auto Creation Manager

The Yearly Enterprise Support Subscription License for MQ Channel Auto Creation Manager sells for $999.00 USD per year. The company is provided with support for an unlimited number end-users and/or applications using MQ Channel Auto Creation Manager at an unlimited number of locations.

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