Abstract: WebSphere Liberty z/OS Connect is software that enables z/OS systems such as CICS and IMS to better and more easily participate in today's Mobile computing environment. It runs inside Liberty Profile for z/OS and provides an interface between mobile and cloud devices and backend systems. It provides RESTful APIs and accepts JSON payloads, and communicates with backend systems for data and transactions.
Built on Liberty Profile for z/OS, which means it is lightweight and dynamic. It runs as a z/OS Started Task, which means it can run within your current operational procedures and routines.
Provides a RESTful API interface and accepts JSON data payloads.
Configurable so you control what backend programs or applications are exposed and accessible.
Provides a discovery function so application developers may query for a list of configured services as well as query for details on the services.
Capable of performing data conversion from JSON to the data format required by the backend configured service.
Optional authorization checking using SAF to allow or deny users access to z/OS Connect services.
Optional activity recording using SMF to track requests by date and time, bytes sent and received, response time, and CPU used.