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Purpose of "Jazz Team Server" consumer key


Luca Martinucci (1.0k284109) | asked May 16 '14, 4:31 a.m.
edited May 16 '14, 4:35 a.m.
What is the purpose of the "Jazz Team Server" inbound consumer key for the Jazz dependent applications (namely, CCM and QM).
It seems that it is automatically created by the setup wizard, but when and where is it used?
And also, if it is accidentally deleted, how can it be regenerated?
I am working with RTC and RQM version 4.0.5

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Donald Nong (14.4k314) | answered May 18 '14, 8:50 p.m.
https://jazz.net/downloads/jazz-foundation/releases/3.0?p=news
Associating a pre-authorized user with a consumer key allows requests to be made by this user without additional authorization. Applications use this capability to run background administrative tasks, such as send e-mail notifications, without user intervention. Pre-authorized users can be associated with a consumer key programmatically. The OAuth Consumer Management page in the Admin UI also supports the management of consumer key properties by allowing the name, secret, pre-authorized user, and trusted values to be edited.
Depending on how you "delete" it, you may follow these instructions to re-establish the communication (or maybe just run the JTS Setup again and register the applications).
http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/clmhelp/v4r0m4/topic/com.ibm.help.common.jazz.calm.doc/topics/tservertoserverestablish.html
http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/rtczhelp/v2r0m0/topic/com.ibm.jazz.repository.web.admin.doc/topics/tconfigoauth.html
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Luca Martinucci commented May 19 '14, 5:27 a.m.

Thanks for the answer.

I need to know this: what are the consequences of not having this key properly configured?
Can this impact the normal functioning of the Jazz platform (by "normal functioning" I mean, connect to the applications, use them for their purposes, and use the data warehouse features)?
Or is this key necessary only for advanced, non-standard configurations?
 


Donald Nong commented May 19 '14, 7:58 p.m.

Hi Luca,
If I understand correctly, if the keys are not properly configured, the Jazz applications (CCM, QM and RM) will not be working properly. During user interactions, it may prompt the user to accept such keys. For background jobs such as ETL, it may just silently fail.


Luca Martinucci commented May 20 '14, 4:43 a.m.

I have precisely a problem with the ccm ETL jobs.

When I run them on my explicit request, they are executed.
Instead, they are not executed by nightly scheduled task, and no error is traced in the logs.
is it possible that the jts application is not able to request the execution of the ccm etl data, due to the lack of a consumer key?

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