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My ideas: Usability

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Test and certify Connect Direct to use DFS in addition to UNC paths

Connect Direct has not been tested nor certified to use DFS paths instead of UNC paths. The use of DFS paths allows Connect Direct copy configurations to automatically switch to a new device location vs the current use of UNC paths where we would ...
2 months ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Usability 2 Future consideration

Allow for Connect Direct service account to be non-interactive

For Windows servers we need the Connect Direct service account to be non-interactive (Per Windows functionality, the service account needs to perform a logging event to retrieve the properties (access/grants/rights) that the user has. For financia...
almost 3 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Usability 2 Future consideration

CDWS - Connect Direct Web Services - missing milliseconds value in selectstatistics

In CDWS - Connect Direct Web Services - missing milliseconds value in selectstatistics CDWS endpoint: /cdwebconsole/svc/selectstatistics Example: CD Unix sel stat command there is a millisecond value: EVENT RECORD Record Id => SSTR Process Nam...
over 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Usability 1 Future consideration

Document all special characters that are not allowed in a Connect:Direct related password (functional auth, soliddb password)

There are some special characters that will not be accepted in Connect:Direct and IBM has not officially identified these for customers. We need this information.
over 6 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Usability 0 Future consideration

CDWS - login for protocol wording

The label for selecting the connection information currently listed as 'Protocol' should be changed to something more descriptive such as “Cipher Protocol” and instead of defaulting to “TCPIP” it should say “NONE”. Having “TCPIP” in there is just ...
about 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Usability 3 Future consideration

Native Variables in Connect:Direct Unix

We currently use some of the native Connect variables in: Windows for Windows, Windows for Mainframe, and Windows for UNIX. However, we need to use these same variables from a UNIX server and we are having problems. Examples:% SUBDATE1 and% SUBTIM...
over 5 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Usability 2 Future consideration