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Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS

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Connect Direct Z/OS Password-less Sign-On : Use certificate authentication for the CD session. CD currently supports this for the API connection (e.g. port 1363) and exploring if this could be added for the server connection (i.e. port 1364). The goal would be to use the certificate Common Name as the user ID as we do for the API connection or expand to allow other sources for the user ID – Jobname, SPOE, in-line SIGNON, batch user ID, etc. – and define order of precedence.

Issue Description: Client has security initiative to remove passwords being exposed in jobs. If there is a sign on ID used it is ignored if there is a password less ID and defaults to the job card ID. If client removes password from the sign-on ca...
6 days ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 2 Planned for future release

Wildcards to send PDS datasets to Linux/Windows directories

Actually it's not possible to send PDS members from CDzOS to CDLinux or CDWindows, using wildcards, f.i. USER.PDS.DSN(*) to /user/path/*. We have several applications that are using other products like XCOM or MQFTE, and with these products it's p...
about 2 months ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 1 Under review

Allow Override of STOP CD QUIESCE for C:D z/OS

When a Connect:Direct region is shut down with a STOP CD QUIESCE, the region will terminate when all processes stop, making it an ideal choice for a planned shutdown. However, once initiated, this cannot be aborted or converted to a quicker type o...
2 months ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 1 Under review

Generate longfile name for Connect:Direct transfers in log

We want to utilize transfer logs generated in syslog/task log to do some automation reporting and alerting. However NDM longfile name which reported in SMF type FI isn't written to syslog so we can't get full pictures for file transfers between un...
7 months ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 1 Functionality already exists

Include active MAXUSERS in high water mark SMF record

Highwater mark SMF record should include Active MAXUSERS to have full pictures of how region is performing. We've experienced BTL issues relating to high MAXUSERS counts and we don't have accurate insight into how many users are active at that time.
almost 2 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 1 Planned for future release

Enable connection pooling for remote nodes when using CDPLEX

We use the PARSESS ADJACENT.NODE statement to limit parallel sessions from the local node to a remote node based on capacity as agreed with the partner node. When updating our environment to use CDPLEX with multiple server regions, this parameter ...
about 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 2 Not under consideration

Security Exit must be usable by different SFTs and the STCname should be part of the RACF profile namess

In our environment we run several Connect:Direct stc's in one environment. The provided Security Exits do not offer a possibility to setup separate profiles for these stc's.We would like this to be changed. Second what we ask for is to add the STC...
over 2 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 2 Not under consideration

Add capability to Connect:Direct to work around undesirable DVIPA behavior

We'd like to request a new initialization parm for Connect:DIrect (CD) to disable outbound TCP connection establishment until after the DTF opens its TCP listener ports. Our DTFs both send traffic and listen for traffic. We have had situations whe...
10 months ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 2 Not under consideration

Add capability to hard fail SSL error processes

When an SSL handshake error occurs, the process is placed in HO ER status. This does not trigger the same error alerts as file transfer failures when the process is pushed into HO ER status. If the same alert triggering would occur from session se...
7 months ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 4 Future consideration

To increase the limit of 16 character names (SNODEs) in the Secure+

Good morning Most of our transactions used in our transmission central services must be secured. So we need to use Secure+. Most of our transactions are using DNS value so the CDZ limit of 16 character defined in the network map is affecting us. M...
about 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 3 Not under consideration