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Restore the Cipher.txt functionality

In Connect:Direct v4.1 for Unix and v4.6 for Windows, we use the Cipher.txt file to limit the selection of cipher suites to strong ones so the spcli.sh "Display CipherSuites" command only shows what's allowed in the Cipher.txt file. This good secu...
over 4 years ago in Connect:Direct / Security 0 Not under consideration

Group Functional Authorities in Connect Direct UNIX

In Connect Direct Windows, a local or domain group functional authority can be created. However, a similar functionality is not available in CD UNIX.
over 4 years ago in Connect:Direct / Administration & Configuration 0 Not under consideration

Enable Transfer of Entire USS Directory via C:D z/OS

Sending Unix files on Z via C:D is tedious at best. I'd like for Connect:Direct to at least be on par with FTP functionality-wise if I'm going to try to convince users that it's in fact the better choice. C:D needs to be able to transfer an entire...
over 4 years ago in Connect:Direct for Z/OS / Usability 0 Not under consideration

Configurable clean environment for run tasks

Following the change introduced in v4.1.0.3 of C:D for UNIX (apar IC86881) whereby environment variables are sanitized, IBM should provide a better mechanism for setting environment variables for Run Task and Run Job steps in a secure manner. Alth...
over 4 years ago in Connect:Direct / Administration & Configuration 0 Not under consideration

Allowing multiple certificates with the same common name and subject to be loaded into the JAVA Key store for Secure+

Connect Direct 4.2 Secure+ JAVA key store does not allow for multiple certificates with the same common name and subject but with different serials and expiration dates to be loaded. Only one will load. We have this issue with our FRB, DevTOCA, TO...
over 4 years ago in Connect:Direct / Technology Stack Support (OS, DB, Protocols) 0 Not under consideration

CDW services should be running as non-system and non-admin user account

Our security assessment team found an issue with 'System' running CDW services by default. Although IBM allows a service account to run CDW services, it requires this account to be a member of local admin group. Either method causes security conce...
over 4 years ago in Connect:Direct / Security 0 Not under consideration

Request Spooler Option print process to include milliseconds in time

Since we've upgraded to the HP Nonstop NS2400 from the S-series, printjobs are hitting the spooler so fast that using the Spooler Optioncreates duplicate filenames at the target server. This causes many jobstransfers to fail due to duplicate names...
over 4 years ago in Connect:Direct / Usability 0 Not under consideration

Enchance Connect:Direct for OS390 to support PDS to PDSE object-type dataset transfer

Connect:Direct cannot perform PDS to PDSE object-type dataset COPY.
over 4 years ago in Connect:Direct for Z/OS / Usability 0 Not under consideration

Log Aged Processes for Recovery Purposes

When processes exceed the MAX.AGE initialization parameter value and are purged from the queue at the MAX.AGE.TOD setting value, NDM should write out something listing at least the process numbers that were removed in case any of them needed to stay.
over 4 years ago in Connect:Direct / Reporting 0 Not under consideration

Auditing Feature to iSeries C:D

Good Afternoon, i would like to see the auditing feature in your current product Sterling Gentran being added to Sterling Connect Direct.
over 4 years ago in Connect:Direct / Security 0 Planned for future release