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Mask or Don't Include Passwords In Connect Direct Process Scripts that have been built in Connect Direct Web Services or Connect Direct Browser UI
Currently when a user builds a process in CDWS or CD Browser UI, the password is in plain text if a pnode/snode ID is used with password. This is a security vulnerability and should be addressed. We realize that there is no way to stop a user fr...
With advancement of technology, Connect Direct needs to compatible with new OS versions and DB versions
We noticed that Connect Direct ver 6.0 is only compatible with Windows 2016 and SQL 2016. There are new versions of both Windows and SQL are available like SQL 2017, SQL 2019. ABN AMRO who is one of the prestigious strategic customer of IBM is us...
Extend processcontrolcriterias CDWS web service in order to run simple transfers on-the-fly
Currently in CDWS the "processcontrolcriterias" web service allows to run Connect Direct transfers using processFile with path to *.cdp process file which must be present on the server prior to Connect Direct transfer execution.For simple transfer...
CDWebServices to allow separate WebInterface and RestAPI installations
Allow more individualized and specialized architecture implementations of CDWS by making separate component (or making them selectable/optional) installations for both the Web interface and the RestAPI components.Look into including the RestAPI's ...
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
Support MS windows 2019 clustered servers for CD Windows install
As, Enterprise is moving towards the recent MS windows available version, CD should support clustering on 2019. Per IBM Sterling Connect:Direct system requirements published link, Connect:Direct will support MS windows 2019 on standalone and do N...
Increase PNUM limit to a much higher value (e.g. 1'000'000'000)
PNUM is actually limited to 99999 for most CD implementations. This is very low and has for effect that pnum can rotate very quickly. ICC is for example relying the grouping of CD events on this Process ID (which is a non sense as it's not unique,...
Add appl.id & policy.id PasswordExit parameters to Functional Authorities
Currently Password Exit feature for Connect Direct for Windows allows to specify "passwrod.exit.appl.id" & "password.exit.policy.id" only in the "Initparms" section. The aim is to add more granularity to the configuration and provide an option...
Connect:Direct Win/Unix Interface to Cyberark or other Priviledged Account Solutions
If a PAM-tool like Cyberark is in use, users don't have real logon-credentials for Windows- or Unix-Server any more; these are maintained by Cyberark.
Have C:D log the expiration date of certificates it receives
Today, when C:D calls out to a remote server, it logs some details about the certificate it received. It would be nice if it also logged the expiration date. This would allow us to write, say, a Perl script to scan the logs once a day looking fo...
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