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Docker Image for Sterling Connect:Direct
Almost all IBM integration tools (Datapower,IIB, MQ, WAS) has docker image. I got to know there is no Docker image for Connect:Direct.
Allowing command line editing of the CD File Agent configuration
There is a need within the Treasury to be able to script password changes to Connect Direct File Agents. Currently there is no documented way to accomplish this outside of using the GUI.
Sterling Connect:Direct Application Interface for Java support to iSeries C:D version
CDJAI support all other platforms (Windows, Unix, ZOS and Tandem) except iSeries. This limitation restricts users to automate C:D configuration through CDJAI, similar to what we do in other platforms. Now we have to login to iSeries machine to do ...
File Agent doesn’t support Certificate-based authentication, it will be difficult for us to manage the passwords on File Agent authentications.
We have around 35,000 Connect:Direct nodes and File Agents will be deployed across all the stores. We have a password policy where the passwords are going to expire every 90 days, Maintenance of these many nodes will be a tedious task. Switching t...
Certificate-based authentication support for Connect:Direct RESTful API
Connect:Direct Java API supports certificate-based authentication. IBM Sterling Control Center also can use certificate-based authentication to connect and manage Connect:Direct settings. However latest version of RESTful API supports only user/pa...
FileAgent - Windows .ser file cleartext
Have the Default_Config.ser or other .ser files clear text or similar.
Add TLS 1.3 Support to Connect:Direct
TLS v1.3 was recently released, and we would like to see it added to Connect:Direct w/Secure+ as an available security option for all platforms that support it.
Connect:Direct with ability to connect to IBM Cloud Object Storage using API key and store files on COS
The request is mainly for providing capability in Connect:Direct for reading and writing files from IBM Cloud Object Storage and specifically by using API key while connecting to IBM COS from Connect:Direct.
C:D Installation in Google Cloud and ability to write directly to Google Storage
This enhancement is for the ability to write files directly to Google Cloud Storage using Connect Direct from any other connect direct platform. Also, guidance on C:D installation in Google Cloud in general
Add TEXT/BINARY mode marker to Connect Direct log file
Current version of Connect Direct does not log the information if transmission was made in TEXT or BINARY mode. This enhancement is to add clear information about used mode (TEXT/BINARY) to the log in CTRC record
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