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Support NFS for work files in Connect Direct for load balancer setup
Support NFS for work files in Connect:Direct. Without the support of NFS for work files, Connect: Direct cannot be load balanced for restarts appropriately.
C:D support for Multi Factor Authentication
Incorporate into the C:D security processing to allow for users signing on with multi factor authentication credentials.
codepage translation tracing
Current versions of CDU and CDZ do not track calls to iconv for codepage translation in submitted process, even with max trace level 4. We need to see calls to iconv along with parameters.
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...
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.
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...
Configurable clean environment for run tasks
Following the change introduced in v126.96.36.199 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...
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...
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...
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...
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