This is my humble collection of interesting Links about IBM WebSphere MQ
I find it quite difficult to locate the interesting sites that have a list over relevant WebSphere security exits.

Security Exits for IBM MQ


- My personal Security exits and other goodies

 This is where you find: LogIP, BlockIP and BlockIP2 security exits.

A great blog about securing and using IBM MQ by T. Rob a former IBMer.

Channel Exit program to provide channel handshaking and message encryption Hosted by

- IBM MQ Integrator - Sample Control Center Security Exits 
This support pack offers the ability to check a user on a Window/NT domain, so it can be used as inspiration for developing a Client sign on authentication feature. This is IBM's IBM MQ Support Pack (IC72)

cryptexit Channel Exit program to provide channel handshaking and message encryption. hosted by

- IBM MQ - maxconn exit WebSphere MQ Support Pack (ME71)

- IBM MQ - Security exit using RACF user authentication (MS13)

- IBM MQ message compression support WebSphere MQ Support Pack (MO02)
    This is a "out of the box" support pack that works very fine, it's performance is depending on the nature of the transmitted data. It's a good package when dealing with reduced bandwidth communication lines. This support pack is withdrawn because the support is included in the base product from version 6.0. Try search for it on

- IBM MQ - Exit Demonstrator IBM MQ Support Pack (MD0B) Created by Morag Hughson a former IBM

- IBM MQ Administration Wrapper IBM MQ Support Pack (MS0E) Created by Peter Broadhurst from IBM.
    The IBM MQ Administration Wrapper provides an additional layer of configurable granular access control to WebSphere MQ commands.

A great blog about securing and using IBM MQ by T. Rob a former IBMer.

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE: WMQ Security exits by T.Rob, a former IBMer

MQ Authenticate User Security Exit by Roger Lacroix from Capitalware Inc - MQ Standard Security Exit by Roger Lacroix from Capitalware Inc


IBM MQ Clustering links

IBM MQ - Cluster workload exit written in C, for usage on the distributed platform(MC76)
    It's not a good idea on Z/OS seen from a performance perspective, because it's written in C. It will require some delicate work to make it run fast....

IBM MQ - Graphical Clustering Demo IBM MQ Support Pack (MD0A) Created by Morag Hughson a former IBM

WebSphere MQ Clustering - Cluster hints and tips Technote (FAQ) Hosted by


SSL links

IBM MQ SSL Tutorial  Hosted by
    The tutorial includes a Word doc, and a Java port sniffer that demonstrates the encryption aspects of WebSphere MQ v5.3.

Enabling SSL in an existing WebSphere MQ cluster - Ian Vanstone IBM Hosted by
VeriSign CA Certificate Structure Change may impact key databases created with IBM Global Security Kit V6 - FLASH Hosted by

- Introduction to SSL or what’s new in MQ Channel Security - Morag Hughson IBM I'm Currently investigating where it went, because it was a good one.

Article on channel security - Morag Hughson a former IBMer Hosted by

How secure are your Channels ? - Morag Hughson a former IBMer Hosted by

SSL configuration of the Websphere MQ Java/JMS client - Alex Fehners IBM Hosted by

SSL MustGather Technote (FAQ) Hosted by

IBM MQ Tools links

MQExerciser A great tool for WebSphere MQ and MQSI development. Hosted by

MO71 GUI Administrator and Configuration Tool Former IBM MQ support Pack(MO71), now by

MQ Visual Edit/Browse a brilliant data Editor/Viewer. Hosted by

MQSC Client for IBM MQ support Pack(MO72)

This SupportPac offers functionality to remote administrate IBM MQ just like runmqsc, on top of this MO72 offers functions to administrate client channel table(AMQCLCHL.TAB) directly without doing it thu the Queue Manager.

- Free MQ Java explorer working on Solaris too.  Direct lownload, the file is named: mqje.jpg just rename it to This is a copy of Niel Kolbans famous old one that was retired due to complications. The documentation is still here

- IBM MQ - Completion Code and Reason Code analysis programs WebSphere MQ support Pack(MA0K). This SupportPac provides source code and libraries containing functions for the analysis of WebSphere MQ Completion Codes and Reason Codes (up to and including those relating to WebSphere MQ V7.0). Sample programs are also provided, including a program which displays the entire explanatory text from the WebSphere MQ Messages manual.

A REXX interface to IBM MQ Support Pack(MA95). This SupportPac provides a replacement for the old withdrawn REXX SupportPacs (MA18/MA19/MA77/MA78 SupportPacs written by Robert Harris) that are still widely used. 


WebSphere MQ Clients

- The home of IBM MQ Clients SupportPac MQC8 Hosted by


Triggering samples and descriptions

Triggering example Hosted by MrMQ

Channel Triggering Hosted by MrMQ

CICS Triggering Hosted by MrMQ


IBM MQ File Transfer Edition

What is MQ File Transfer Edition ? Presentation from IBM

Securing IBM MQ File Transfer Edition V7 By T. Rob, hosted by IBM


IBM MQ books and papers

WebSphere MQ V7.0 Features and Enhancements A great IBM Redbook to read WebSphere MQ V7.0 enhancements and changes. It explains the new WebSphere MQ V7.0 features and enhancements in detail and includes compatibility and the migration considerations from the previous supported versions.
What you didn't know you didn’t know about WebSphere MQ security by T.Rob Wyatt IBM

Design considerations for large Clusters IBM MQ Support Pack (MD05)

IBM MQ - Keeping Channels Up and Running IBM MQ Support Pack (MD0C) by Morag Hughson and Paul Clarke IBM Hursley

IBM MQ Security in an Enterprise Environment An good IBM Redbook

IBM - Featured Documents for IBM MQ An good place to start reading

General IBM MQ and Message broker links By Cressida

- Websphere MQ UK User Group By Dean Keisler

IBM Links

- Home of IBM MQ

Other links

- Mark's MVS utilities a great site for small and useful z/OS tools CBT Tape Home Page MVS and OS/390 Freeware The various UNIX commands in various implementations  The home of MQArchitect and MQDocument The Best source of WebSphere MQ information

- NY/NJ WMQ&WBI User Group Great site with many fine presentations about MQ

- Websphere MQ UK User Group Another great site with fine MQ presentations.

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