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CA76: CICS Transaction Gateway V9 SSL connectivity for .NET applications

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This SupportPac enables the development of .NET Framework applications that can connect to CICS Transaction Gateway using Secure Sockets Layer protocols.

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This SupportPac, CA76, enables the development of .NET Framework applications that can connect to CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols. The use of SSL provides authentication and encryption capabilities for secure communication between the application and CICS TG.

This SupportPac provides an updated version of the CICS TG V9.0 Application Programming Interface (API) for .NET. The updated API provides a new SslGatewayConnection class that can be used in place of the existing GatewayConnection class and provides SSL connectivity into CICS TG. Documentation for the API is provided.

Note: There is no support for mapping an X509 certificate to a RACF user ID when using .NET applications with CICS TG.

Possible uses
Allows .NET applications to communicate with CICS TG using an authenticated and encrypted communications channel.

Skill level required
Application developers must be familiar with developing applications in C#, VB.NET, or other .NET languages. An understanding of SSL technology is preferable.

Author: Alexander Woodgate, CICS TG Development, IBM Hursley, UK.
Category: 3
Released: 21Dec12
Current Version: 1.0


IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS V9.0
IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms V9.0
IBM CICS Transaction Gateway Desktop Edition V9.0

Any Microsoft Windows operating system supported by CICS TG V9.0 with .NET Framework V3.5 or later.

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Download package

To download the SupportPac:

  1. Click on the link in the table below, under Download Options, and save the file to your local machine.
  2. Extract the saved file to a temporary directory on your target machine. This will create the necessary installation files.
  3. Follow the instructions in the included documentation to complete installation of this SupportPac.

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Technical support

SupportPacs in this category are available at no charge to all licensed users of the CICS family products on the platforms specified in the SupportPac description. They are supplied under the standard terms and conditions of the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) and of the associated License Information and other documentation, and provide a defect correction entitlement for those licensed users entitled to service for CICS family products. Service is available for this SupportPac for as long as the CICS product with which the SupportPac is to be used is generally supported by IBM. In addition, IBM reserves the right to discontinue service on this SupportPac when it is withdrawn from marketing by IBM.

Please read the license file that accompanies the SupportPac, to determine if you want to use it.

Other CICS SupportPacs
To view the complete portfolio of CICS SupportPacs, go to the CICS SupportPacs Home Page

Document information

More support for: CICS Transaction Gateway

Software version: 9.0

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 4034001

Modified date: 20 December 2012

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