Creating a physical z/OS Connect transport

Before you can synchronize with Swagger documents in IBMz/OS® z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition, you must create a physical connection in your HCL OneTest™ API project to the IBM z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition. You can create a physical HCL OneTest™ API connection to the IBM z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition.

About this task

Before creating a physical HCL OneTest™ API connection to IBM z/OS Connect instance, do the following steps:
  • Ensure that you have the URL of the IBM z/OS Connect instance that you want to use.
  • If you will use an HTTPS connection to the IBM z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition instance, ensure that you have a username and password.

Procedure

  1. Open the Physical View of the Architecture School perspective of HCL OneTest™ API.
  2. On the toolbar of the Physical View, click IBM > IBM z/OS Connect Profile. The IBM z/OS Connect Profile window is displayed.
  3. In the Host name field, enter the URL of the z/OS Connect Profile to which to connect.
  4. In the Port field, enter the port number. The default is 10044.
  5. In the User name and Password fields, enter a username and password, if required.

    Creating a physical connection to the developer portal

Note: If you must use an HTTPS connection, enter a username and password for authentication.

  1. In the Use SSL section, enter security details for the transport.
    • Use SSL: Select this check box to enable security for the transport. Selecting the check box makes the other SSL controls on the page available.
    • Server certificates to trust:
      All available identity stores are displayed in the drop-down menu. Select one of the following menu items:
      Trust All
      To accept any certificate presented by the server, regardless of its validity. This option is the default, and assumes that you are focused on testing an application rather than the security of the server.
      New
      To define a new identity store. See Identity stores and SSL.
      Identity store
      To specify an identity store that contains certificates that the client is to trust.
    • Client identities to give to server:
      All available identity stores are displayed in the menu. If you use mutual authentication, a suitable identity is selected from the chosen identity store. Select one of the following menu items:
      None
      If the server does not request an identity.
      New
      To define a new identity store. See Identity stores and SSL.
      Identity store
      To specify an identity store that contains certificates that the server is to trust.
  2. Click Test Connection to verify that the connection works.
  3. Click OK to close the Test connection message window.
  4. Click OK to close the IBM z/OS Connect Profile window.

Results

The new physical connection is added to your HCL OneTest™ API project.

What to do next

Create a new synchronization source as described in Setting up a new synchronization source.
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