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HTTPOXY vulnerability on IBM i

If you’re not up to date with security PTFs you will want to read the following security bulletin from IBM:
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1021689

It relates to the HTTPOXY vulnerability in the HTTP server, and there are PTFS for Releases 6.1, 7.1, and 7.2.

BCD products that use the HTTP server include WebSmart, Clover, Presto, and Nexus.

As always, contact our support department if you have any questions or concerns,

Marc Hunter

BCD Minimum Support OS/400 Release Level Notification

As our product line evolves, we strive to keep up-to-date with IBM OS/400 release levels while giving you enough time to plan for these changes. This allows us to use current technologies in our products and to make those technologies accessible to you from within our products.

IBM discontinued support for V5R4 on September 30, 2013. Any future BCD product releases and updates will require IBM i 6.1 as the minimum OS/400 release level.

The following versions of our products are the last releases that can be installed on V5R4:

  • Presto 6.2
  • WebSmart PHP 10.10.0
  • WebSmart ILE 10.10.0
  • Clover 10.10.0
  • Catapult 8.0.0
  • Nexus 4.10
  • ProGen Plus 9.70 (Update PG97006)
  • Spool-Explorer 8.0.0
  • File-Flash Plus 4.50
  • DbGen 2.5 (Update DB25R0002)
  • Docu-Mint 6.6

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Technical Support. Knowledge Base article 5595 includes a list of commands for checking software release levels.

RC4 “Bar Mitzvah” attack for SSL/TLS

We came across this article from IBM addressing the issue regarding RC4 vulnerability in SSL/TLS protocol:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1020681&context=SGC5P76

The page has instructions on how to disable the weak RC4 ciphers for the IBM i. We recommend checking out the article in order to make sure your Clover, Nexus, Presto and WebSmart ILE/PHP Apache servers with SSL enabled are secured.

WebSmart 10.7.0 Is Available for Download

WebSmart 10.7.0 is available for download from our customer portal, myBCDsoftware.com, and our public website.

This release includes the following enhancements:

  • Added keyboard shortcuts to increase and decrease the font size in the editor (CTRL +/-)
  • New demo library file called MU_DATEF simplifies date-based SQL queries
  • Improved auto formatting of PHP array declarations
  • Mass PDW generation now supports fixed format definitions
  • You can now use Alt+D and Alt+U as hotkeys to control the search direction

If you have any questions about upgrading or the new features, please get in touch with Technical Support!

End-of-Support Notice 
Please note that we’re able to provide full support for approximately the last three releases. If you’re still running WebSmart 10.0 or older, we recommend you make plans to upgrade as soon as possible.

Temp License Key Generation at myBCDsoftware.com Unavailable

We are currently making some internal changes to how we manage our product license keys. While this is in progress we have temporarily taken down the myBCDsoftware.com program that allows customers to generate short-term license keys.

If you anticipate needing a temporary product license key for testing purposes, please contact your BCD sales rep and we’ll be happy to provide one.

If you were relying on this myBCDSoftware.com feature as part of your actual Disaster Recovery (DR) strategy and need to have the ability to switch your applications over to another system on very short notice, we are also happy to provide longer term temporary license keys to tide you over until the portal page is back. You should, however, keep in mind that our web portal is periodically unavailable for system maintenance. An alternative is to purchase a secondary High Availability product license.

You can reach our sales office in Chicago at (630) 986-0800 to request keys or discuss your needs. Or, if you have any questions about this portal feature, please email or call me at our support office at (250) 655-1766.

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V7R2 Readiness for BCD Products

The BCD Product Development team has tested the following versions of our software at V7R2:

  • Presto 5.6
  • WebSmart ILE/PHP/Clover 10.2 and 10.5
  • Catapult 7.9.1
  • Spool-Explorer 4.52 (server version 4.50)
  • Exodus 5.3
  • ProGen Plus 9.7
  • DBGen 2.5
  • Docu-Mint 6.6
  • File-Flash Plus 4.5
  • Nexus 4.09

Nexus requires a new authorization module (available by request, and to be included in the next build of the software). With WebSmart we encountered an odd, sporadic library lock error on install; you can answer the message with a Retry (R) to get by it. We are currently working on this issue with IBM.

We didn’t run into any other problems.

If you have any questions please contact Technical Support. If you need to verify your current release levels, KB Article 5595 has instructions on how to find these for all our products.

Search terms: 7.2 V7 R2

BCD Software Ending Support for Windows XP June 30

BCD Software will be ending support for Microsoft XP on June 30, 2014.

This means we will no longer be performing any testing of Presto, WebSmart, Clover, Catapult, Spool-Explorer or EZ-Pickin’s on Windows XP, and future versions of the software may not run on Windows XP. In Technical Support, we will only be able to provide limited support for application issues which appear to be related to running our software, or the generated applications, on Windows XP.

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. In addition, a significant security bug was recently discovered in all versions of IE, and which Microsoft didn’t initially plan to address for XP, though they ultimately did. But going forward, continuing to run XP will represent a security risk.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

 

WebSmart 10.2 Is Available for Download

WebSmart 10.2 is now available for download from our customer portal, myBCDSoftware, or our public website.

This maintenance release includes the following key new features:

  • WebSmart IDE now highlights matching parenthesis and braces.
  • Added file-level repository extensions.
  • New ILE rplstr option to control whether find and replace parameters should be trimmed.
  • New ILE functions base64encode and base64decode let you work with base64 encoded data.
  • Added secure and httponly parameters to ILE gensmurfid.
  • The WebSmart PHP debugger settings have been added to the Options menu so it’s easier to configure for single or multi-users.

Please visit the WebSmart Updates page to review the full list of enhancements.

If you have any questions about upgrading or the new features, please get in touch with Technical Support!

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BCD Customer Spotlight: Seneca Sawmill Cuts Costs and Time With GUI and Web Technology

Recently, IBM Systems Magazine profiled Seneca Sawmill Company, a sustainable timber processing mill that uses BCD tools to automate many time-consuming manual processes.

Here’s how Seneca has reduced paperwork and improved the mill’s operational efficiency (which may give you ideas for an upcoming project!):

  • A WebSmart-developed mobile web application gives truck loaders the ability to draw load diagrams using their finger on iPads, then save the diagrams to the IFS.
  • Shipping personnel, including forklift operators, use Nexus Portal and WebSmart web applications to access orders on desktops and iPads.
  • Several internal web applications developed with WebSmart ILE and Clover allow mill supervisors to input statistical information for morning reports via a web browser.
  • IBM i spooled reports are automatically routed to specific personnel via email with Catapult.
  • Presto was used to give a graphical interface to a human resources application.
  • Twin large screen TVs in the sales department run a real-time program that shows total sales and shipments by mill and location (today and month-to-date).

Read the full story on IBM Systems Magazine »

We always enjoy seeing our customers’ IT initiatives showcased in industry publications and on our own website. If you have a story that you’d like to share with us, please contact Candice Schultz.

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WebSmart 9.6 Includes WebSmart Mobile ILE

WebSmart 9.6 is available for download. This version includes the much-anticipated WebSmart Mobile ILE, several helpful IDE shortcuts and a PHP SmartSnippet to call RPG programs using the new open source PHP toolkit for IBM i.  Mobile PHP DB2 templates will be in the next release but are currently available as beta.

WebSmart Mobile ILE web applications

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