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

Sterling Connect:Direct

Showing 205

Increase RECSIZE to a higher value for version 3.6.02

The data is not able to be transferred for certain transmissions due to record size not large enough. We are requesting to increase the RECSIZE (RUSIZE)value from 8989 to B9B9 so that our LOB customers can transfer files without a size issue.
over 4 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct 3 Planned for future release

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

C:D Unix Web Interface needs some adjustability for user convenience.

The ability to adjust default settings when using the C:D Unix Web Interface is needed. Current defaults when browsing statistics are lowest-common-denominator, i.e. the viewing of records is limited to 10 by default. Most installations are capabl...
almost 5 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Usability 1 Planned for future release

Please add another tool/command to UNIX Connect:Direct : NDMPING which exists on TANDEM Connect:Direct, however not on UNIX Connect:Direct

Please add another tool/command to UNIX Connect:Direct : NDMPING which exists on TANDEM Connect:Direct, however not on UNIX Connect:Direct. It is useful to have NDMPING on UNIX Connect:Direct to help CD Administrators to complete a validation test...
almost 5 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Administration & Configuration 1 Not under consideration

Passwordless login in CDWS

Our connect-direct node is using a passwordless unix user for communicating with our partners node (snode). As of right now (v 6.0.0.3) the Connect:Direct WebServices GUI is requiring password in order to login on our node. There seems to be no w...
almost 5 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Administration & Configuration 1 Not under consideration

Make the version info in the banner of the CLI commands (direct, ndmcli, ...) & GUIs consult a file in the install tree

We have received several security findings because CD gives version details that will allow hackers info on how to hack the software.
almost 5 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Security 3 Not under consideration

Ability to rename a windows server nodename or add an additional "alias" node name of sorts

In our environment we came up with the decision to use an alias node naming convention, where our customers create an alias address for a Connect Direct server i.e alias-name.domain.com. We take the alias-name part and use that as the Connect Dire...
about 5 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Installation & Upgrade 1 Not under 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

Allow for search on File Names (src, dest) in Unix / Linux

This is a great functionality and already present in CD for Windows. Can we please get the same functionality in Unix/Linux
about 5 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Administration & Configuration 3 Functionality already exists

Add TEXT/BINARY mode marker to Connect Direct log file

Current version of Connect Direct does not log the information if transmission was made in TEXT or BINARY mode. This enhancement is to add clear information about used mode (TEXT/BINARY) to the log in CTRC record
about 5 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Reporting 3 Planned for future release