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Sterling Connect:Direct

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Add Audit Log Capabilities to File Agent

For Stand alone and Integrated File Agent, some kind of auditing feature needs to be added. Currently messages are created showing that the configuration has been updated, but what in the configuration was updated? This is what shops need to know.
about 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Reporting 4 Future consideration

CD Windows: Support por codepages ISO-8859-1 and ISO-8859-15

Actually Cd Windows uses mlang.dll of Microsoft for codepage transaltion. This mlang.dll can't work with codepages ISO-8859-1 and ISO-8859-15. CD Windows must be changed to use another APIs to support ISO Latin codepages
over 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Technology Stack Support (OS, DB, Protocols) 3 Not under consideration

Quantum safe encryption for Connect:Direct data exchange

All Connect:Direct customers
over 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Security 2 Not under 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

Setting date parameter in the filename

My company send hundreds of reports to our customers on a daily basis. When trying to schedule this within ConnectDirect we found we were unable to set the filename mask to use a date other then today. All of our reports are dated yesterday, as th...
over 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Usability 4 Not under consideration

Stand Alone File Agent - Do Path Match

Reference TS011100108. It is my understanding that enhancements have been done with Integrated File Agent, but the same enhancements have not been made to stand alone File Agent. One such enhancement, is to do path matching. With stand alone File ...
over 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Usability 1 Not under consideration

Support for Oracle Linux

Regarding Connect:Direct(Managed File Transfer), We would like to request getting support for Oracle Linux as soon as possible.
almost 2 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Technology Stack Support (OS, DB, Protocols) 1 Not under 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