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PINNED Add support to controllerWorkflow script to restart BPs that are in "completed, error" state by individual BP IDs
During system issues, we are unable to bulk restart the BP IDs at a time. This is causing huge support effort in the clean-up process. Existing controllerWorkflow.sh script doesn't have a solution to restart the BPIDs that are in "completed, error...
PINNED Present Multiple Host Keys - RSA and ECDSA
As with standard Linux servers today Secure Proxy should be able to present Host Keys (more than one) in both RSA and ECDSA formats depending on what type the vendor incoming connection supports. Vendors are demanding Host Keys that are stronger t...

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Config Hub Codelist download in CTE/Production must have filename prefix or suffix - CTE/PROD/Business Alias

When an SME is trying to download codelist from CTE/Production via Config Hub both of them have the same file name which creates to much confusion, Can we have a prefix or suffix as CTE or PROD or at least Business Alias that can indicate from whi...
5 days ago in Sterling B2B Integration SaaS / Onboarding 0 Future consideration

be able to schedule the deployment of a map/ envelope

We are used to receive requests to move map, envelope or code lists to Production on specific date/time. Sometimes we need to contact teams from other geographies for them to finish the work because the time is out of our business hours.It would b...
about 1 month ago in Sterling B2B Integration SaaS / Other 0 Future consideration

Support for AS4 compatible with Peppol Network

Currently, there is no option in IBM B2B Sterling for AS4 to use directly without installing additional software, like IBM Advanced Communications, and in this case looks like the AS4 protocol used it's not by the standards of the Peppol network. ...
about 1 month ago in Sterling B2B Integrator / Standards 4 Future consideration

Allow inventory supervisors the access to stop processing an SLC CR on behalf of the inventory team member that is currently processing the CR, but is out of the office.

It would be useful in the case of an inventory controller being out of the office and a site needs an SLC CR actioned ASAP. It would benefit the flow of production. All inventory supervisors would have access that would enable them to stop process...
about 1 month ago in MRO Inventory Optimization 1 Future consideration

We are looking to capture KPI metrics from SFG in terms of max/min file size, cpu/memory usage

We are generating key monthly usage metrics from SFG. Here are some sample metrics.... Max/min file size Max/Min/Avg CPU Max/Avg memory Usage by protocol
16 days ago in Sterling File Gateway / Administration & Configuration 1 Future consideration

Target node alternate communication paths not retried when connected via Sterling Secure Proxy.

There appears to be a design flow within CD/Z when communicating via SSP and target CD node not being reachable via primary path, CD/Z initial SSL handshake times out and connection to target CD node not retried by CD/Z via ALT.COMM path(s).
3 months ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 9 Future consideration

ITX offers ADDDAYS, ADDHOURS and ADDMINUTES to Date Time objects. I have a requirement to add seconds, but there is currently no ADDSECONDS function offered to support this. My idea is to make an ADDSECONDS function available in ITX.

Given seconds can often be part of a date time object, not having a proper function to adjust seconds as easily as minutes, hours and days seems to be a gap that should be addressed.
2 months ago in Sterling Transformation Extender / Design Studio 1 Future consideration

Option to default the optimization method to better service level of "Optimal" and "Fixed Service Level"

For our critical materials, it is imperative that we have stock availability. To ensure this, we use fixed service levels of 98% (for top tier equipment) and 95% for the remainder of material marked critical in SAP. HOWEVER, often times, the Optim...
3 months ago in MRO Inventory Optimization 1 Future consideration

Integrated File Agent - High Availability Option

The Standalone option of File Agent currently offers high availability however, the new Integrated File Agent does not. This would prevent us from fully migrating across to Integrated File Agent across our existing clustered Nodes that utilise thi...
3 months ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Administration & Configuration 2 Future consideration

Add a "reject" button in addition to approve and defer.

The current practice of our users, if they do not want to accept the tool's recommended parameters, is to make a note, select "approve" but leave the export button unchecked. It can be difficult to determine whether or not the tool's recommendatio...
2 months ago in MRO Inventory Optimization 1 Future consideration