This portal is to open public enhancement requests for IBM Sterling products and services. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).
Shape the future of IBM!
We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:
Search existing ideas
Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updateson them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,
Post your ideas
Post an idea.
Get feedback from the IBM team and other customers to refine your idea.
Follow the idea through the IBM Ideas process.
Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use
Ability to allow Control Center Director to update C:D / File Agent passwords
Many companies, especially financial institutions, have corporate security policies that require all application passwords be updated on a regular basis. In order to do this with the Connect:Direct (C:D) application, a human has to log in to the n...
We install C:D via cdinstall as a user account currently working with C:D for UNIX 4.2. This user account has sudo access to run etc/cdcust so we can perform configurations requiring root privilege. This is great for fresh install and ok for upgra...
snode.work.path parameter for IBM Connect:Direct for Windows
The "snode.work.path" parameter is available in IBM Connect:Direct for UNIX while it is not in IBM Connect:Direct for Windows. The idea is to have similar functionality in Windows version. It will allow to share SNODE work files among nodes in a l...
We currently use some of the native Connect variables in: Windows for Windows, Windows for Mainframe, and Windows for UNIX. However, we need to use these same variables from a UNIX server and we are having problems. Examples:% SUBDATE1 and% SUBTIM...
Provide SUBMIT ESF=YES feature for CONNECT:Direct-Unix
On C:D-z/OS, an Extended Submit Facility (ESF) option (syntax is ESF=YES) exists for the SUBMIT command to allow C:D transmission requests to be queued up even when C:D is down on the z/OS system; the requests are executed later when C:D has come ...
NFS directory restrictions requires world execute permission
Root squash enabled NFS directories cause an issue with C:D requiring world execute permission on every directory in the path when using the upload/download directory parameters. We want to be able to use upload/download restrictions without havin...
Implement Secure UDP for Connect Direct File Agent
Our internal security standards want all traffic to be encrypted. Currently, File Agent uses standard UDP (SNMP) to send messages to Control Center. The goal is to have this traffic encrypted. We are being told that in a couple years the PCI DSS s...
Connect Direct UNIX: Connect Direct Agent stopAgent.sh
Currently root or a user that has sudo access is the only way that the stopAgent.sh can be executed. This needs to be changed so that the installer can stop the Agent without having sudo or root access.
Connect:Direct Client Identification by the Connect:Direct Server
Connect:Direct, although a peer to peer MFT tool, uses a client - server model as it's underlying architecture. With a client submitting a job to the C:D server, we cannot identify the client server with the current state of affairs if the C:D ser...
Do not place IBM confidential, company confidential, or personal information into any field.