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Secure DevOps | March 8, 2021
The truth is in the Dots: Clearing bottlenecks with HCL Accelerate
Learn how value stream management platform, HCL Accelerate, helps teams identify and clear bottlenecks in the DevOps pipeline.
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Secure DevOps | February 25, 2021
Accelerating Flow across an SAP Pipeline
Learn how HCL Software DevOps solutions, integrated with Jira and SAP ChaRM, deliver an integrated end-to-end solution eliminating many common limitations.
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Secure DevOps | February 15, 2021
Tech trends impacting DevOps, and what they mean for you
Get the HCL Software DevOps take on some of the Gartner tech trends impacting DevOps, including security and value stream management.
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Secure DevOps | February 10, 2021
What are the long-term benefits of value stream management? 
A good value stream management tool is most beneficial as a long-term strategy device. Let’s explore what happens after 5-10 years of using VSM.
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Secure DevOps | February 8, 2021
New RTist Deliverables Now Available for Download
As a result of our Sprint 2021.04, there are now two deliveries available for download: HCL RTist 11.0 2021.04 and experimental version 11.1 2021.04. Although the experimental version is not yet recommended for production use, we would greatly value any feedback you may have on it. Feel free to reach out to the development team. For now, let’s take a look at what’s new: Single-command Scripted Installation Installation of HCL RTist has never been easier! Just download the script from this page in Utilities section and after a simple configuration, given a product zip file it will automatically download corresponding Eclipse version and depending on RTist version being installed will perform all necessary configuration and installation steps to get you going in minutes. Visualization of Event Routing Complex UML RT models often have many levels of nested capsules, making it difficult to analyze how events are travelling through these structures. In Sprint 2021.04 HCL RTist provides experimental Event Routing Visualization feature, which generates a read-only view of all possible communication paths and relevant parts with respect to a certain port. Despite the new view cannot be used to change the model, you can pan and zoom the diagram, filter to only show paths for In or Out events and switch root capsule context with "Go Inside" and "Go Outside" commands. Please keep in mind that to try this feature you should first activate it in Experimental Features Preferences page. Simpler Qualified Names In many places in RTist like e.g. Properties view you could see fully qualified names of UML elements. Qualified Name of an element includes names of all owning model elements up to the model's root separated by ::. However Capsule Development viewpoint simplifies model representation by hiding some types of elements in Project Explorer view, for example Regions in statemachines. Starting from Sprint 2021.04 fully qualified...
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Secure DevOps | February 5, 2021
Protecting HCL Compass from Brute-force attacks
HCL Compass allows the administrator to protect Compass database repositories from brute-force attacks, here is the official documentation.  It limits the number of invalid login attempts of an attacker, who pretends as a user, before the lock out and also limits the login attempts from a certain host connecting to HCL Compass.  If an attacker is trying to hack and determine the password of a particular user, they might try many login attempts with different username and password combinations until they find one that works. As a defence against such attacks, HCL Compass can lock out the account or host used by the attacker when a certain number of failed attempts have occurred. When an account or a host is locked out, the login error message is the same as if the attacker entered an incorrect username and password. This prevents the attacker from knowing that the account has been locked out, causing them to waste resources on a continued fruitless attack. This severely limits the attacker to succeed in guessing the password.  Steps to protect the credential  HCL Compass enables the credential protection in just two simple steps.  First step to enable security is by creating a “.config” file with the below data. In this example we will create the config file with the name “SecureCredential.config”. This file can be created in any location; hence we have created the file in the HCL Compass default installation location, which is, “C:\Program Files\HCL\CCM\Compass”  # Comments are preceded by '#' and are ignored. # This enables lockouts lockout_enable 1 # Host lockout configuration # This sets the HOST lockout threshold to 10 tries lockout_threshold HOST 10  # This sets the HOST reset period to 60 seconds. lockout_reset HOST 60 # User lockout configuration # This sets the USER lockout threshold to 10 tries lockout_threshold USER 10  # This sets the USER reset period to 60 seconds. lockout_reset USER 60 # Whitelist / blacklists lockout_whitelist HOST whitelisthost lockout_whitelist USER whitelistuser1, whitelistuser lockout_blacklist HOST blacklisthost3 lockout_blacklist USER bl_user1 lockout_blacklist USER bl_user2,bl_user3 # Login attempt table cleanup # This says to cleanup any failed login attempts older # than one day (60s/m * 60m/hr * 24hr/day), and only # in...
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