SSL Primer - Day 4 - Self-Signed Certificate

Self-Signed Certificate

Self-signed can be a contentious term.  Many would say a certificate is self-signed because it is not issued by a well-known certificate authority.  Well-known can mean VeriSign, Go Daddy or your company's certificate authority.  Using this definition does us a disservice because it complicates SSL/TLS language by using a practical definition instead of a technical definition. 

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Presentations from Micro Focus iChange2016

Firstly, my huge thanks to all those customers who presented and contributed to iChange2016 in Chicago.

With over 78 sessions delivered, we could not have carried this off without you. Thank You.

All Track content is now available for review and download and you may access it here:

U: iChange16

P: iChange16


Lookout for further follow-up, and upcoming product VUGs and DevOps Drive-ins.




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Updates from the coalface (or “Things we really need ZMF 8.1.1 customers to know!”)

I am sure that most ZMF customers can appreciate that it has been a reasonably busy week or so here in Serena ‘ZMF land’. We therefore thought it fitting to recap events and provide a couple of updates that all customers who already have moved, or who intend to move, to ZMF 8.1.1 need to know.
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Serena xChange16


Registration for Serena xChange16 is now open. The Early Bird promotions run through June 30th and I would encourage early registration.

The preliminary agenda can be found on the xChange16 website along with details on the optional training day classes we are providing this year. Please be sure to check out the Agenda and the 1 day Training classes that will be held on Sunday, September 18th. xChange16 runs from Sunday 18th September with our traditional welcome reception, through Wednesday September 21st. Customer Advisory Board Meetings will be held on Thursday, September 22nd.

This year we are back in Chicago at the newly renovated Renaissance Hotel on Wacker Drive, a terrific conference location. We very much look forward to helping our customers get the most value out of their Serena investments, with presentations and workshops featuring outstanding thought leaders, technical experts, customer champions and technology partners.

As a reminder, the Call for Speakers is open through June 30th, and if selected we are waiving the conference fee! This is a great opportunity for customers to contribute to what makes the conference so special – sharing experiences with your peers and as always, the best customer presentations will be shortlisted for a Serena Innovation Award.

I have overall Track responsibility and will be coordinating the Track content with the Track Leaders:

Business and IT processes with SBM: how you have used Serena's SBM platform to improve efficiency and effectiveness of your IT and Line-of-business processes - Dave Easter

ALM solutions with Dimensions RM & CM: how you have used Serena solutions to plan, define and develop applications, support development practices, and deliver quality deliverables - Don Irvine

Change, Release and Deployment: how you have used Serena solutions to automate release and deployment of applications - Julian Fish

ALM solutions with ChangeMan ZMF: your opportunity to show how you use Serena Mainframe solutions in your business - Al Slovacek

Enterprise DevOps: perspectives and insights on Agile and DevOps best practices - Mark Levy

We very much encourage speaker submissions which must be received by June 30th. Selected speakers will be notified in early June and their conference fee waived or refunded.

As always, we appreciate your feedback and engagement as we gear up for Serena xChange16 and look forward to seeing many of you there.


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ChangeMan ZMF 8.1.1 - additional HLLX Exits

As we approach the release date for ChangeMan ZMF 8.1.1,  here is a screen print of a complete list of the HLLX Exits available in this new release..


 We would like to solicit input from the user base as to what HLLX exits should be considered next for inclusion in the product. 

One area that we feel should be looked at is ERO and we would like to get feedback on that.


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