Skip to Main Content
IBM Sterling


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 updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

Post your ideas
  1. Post an idea.

  2. Get feedback from the IBM team and other customers to refine your idea.

  3. Follow the idea through the IBM Ideas process.


Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com) - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM.

ideasibm@us.ibm.com - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

ADD A NEW IDEA

My ideas: Sterling Connect:Direct

Showing 37

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.
over 4 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct 1 Future consideration

Added support of Windows 2019 for SterlingConnectDirectFTPPlus-Window

Currently, The SterlingConnectDirectFTPPlus-Window is supported until Windows 2012 Server. There is a plan to introduce support for Windows 2019 early next year, and I would like to request support as soon as possible.
over 4 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Administration & Configuration 4 Future consideration

File Agent Rule Definition Panel: Capability to use the same arguments in the "process name" field as in "process arguments"

We would like to create a very dynamic approach for the definition of file agent rules using the "monitor subdirecctory feature" and a model for subdirectory structures containing the cdp process file name.
over 4 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Administration & Configuration 3 Future consideration

Integrate iKeyman with Connect Direct Web Services

IBM Control Center and IBM Connect Direct Secure + both have iKeyman integrated/included with the product. Why isn't this the case for Connect Direct Web Services?
about 5 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Administration & Configuration 2 Future consideration

Add TLS 1.3 Support to Connect:Direct for HPE Nonstop Platform

It was mentioned in HPE NonStop Forum that TLSv1.3 will be coming out later 2019 year. It was also mentioned by HPE that TLSv1.0 is a degraded security protocol and that HPE NonStop Client Applications running on X86 and Itanium Platform need to m...
about 5 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Security 6 Future consideration

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...
over 5 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Administration & Configuration 1 Future consideration

Native Variables in Connect:Direct Unix

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...
over 5 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Usability 2 Future consideration

Sterling Connect:Direct to provide for CCSID 1371 extension (EBCDIC MBCS) support

CCSID 1371 extension is recently working by IBM Globalization Center of Competency to release the reserved area from [wards 4A-4B, 92-C1, E3-FE] to accommodate more Traditional Chinese characters. Sterling Connect:Direct should provide the support...
over 6 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Installation & Upgrade 0 Future consideration

Provide "replace/override" capabilities when using the CDConfig Tool for Map.cfg and Usr.cfg import

Currently the Connect:Direct CDConfig tool does NOT support the "replace/override" functionality when importing Netmap or User entries. It currently will update existing Initparms, but for some reason it doesn't update existing Netmap or User entr...
over 6 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Administration & Configuration 2 Future consideration

A hope about the alt.comm.outbound parameter in the netmap.cfg

A hope about the alt.comm.outbound parameter in the netmap.cfg
over 6 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Administration & Configuration 0 Future consideration