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 38

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

CDWS - login for protocol wording

The label for selecting the connection information currently listed as 'Protocol' should be changed to something more descriptive such as “Cipher Protocol” and instead of defaulting to “TCPIP” it should say “NONE”. Having “TCPIP” in there is just ...
over 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Usability 3 Future consideration

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...
over 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Security 1 Future consideration

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 ...
over 6 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Performance 0 Future consideration

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...
about 2 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Security 1 Future consideration

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...
about 2 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Security 2 Future consideration

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

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.
almost 5 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Administration & Configuration 3 Future consideration

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...
over 2 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Administration & Configuration 1 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