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PINNED Add support to controllerWorkflow script to restart BPs that are in "completed, error" state by individual BP IDs
During system issues, we are unable to bulk restart the BP IDs at a time. This is causing huge support effort in the clean-up process. Existing controllerWorkflow.sh script doesn't have a solution to restart the BPIDs that are in "completed, error...
PINNED Present Multiple Host Keys - RSA and ECDSA
As with standard Linux servers today Secure Proxy should be able to present Host Keys (more than one) in both RSA and ECDSA formats depending on what type the vendor incoming connection supports. Vendors are demanding Host Keys that are stronger t...

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Create Better SFG Rebranding Documentation

https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SS4TGX_2.2.0/com.ibm.help.sfg_sys_admin.doc/sfg_rebranding.html This document could use some serious expansion and updating. It would also be nice if some of the basic re-branding could be handled wi...
almost 6 years ago in Sterling File Gateway / Usability 0 Is a defect

During uninstall/install do not remove/modify data, archive, maps, cmgr directories

when upgrading from one release to another (LINUX install), the uninstall/install processes should not touch the directories data, archive, maps, or cmgr as these contain business data, not installation software. It is necessary to backup and recr...
almost 6 years ago in Sterling Transformation Extender / Installation 3 Not under consideration

Don't automatcally load codes into fields when creating a new map.

When a new map is created, the fields that have codes associated with them automatically load as a standard rule. Although they're loaded, they don't do anything unless you set them but the field is still marked that there's a rule set on it. If t...
almost 6 years ago in Sterling Gentran & Gentran:Director / Mapping & Translation 2 Not under consideration

Support long connection for large volumes of small files

Our competitor, Tongtech, provide a file transfer tool based on MQ to transfer files and support long connection which means if doesn't need to initiate a new session for each repective files which really lead to a high performance for large volum...
almost 6 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Performance 1 Not under consideration

Giving signal to indicate file transfer completed

If a file is trasffered from A to B, normally our customers need a way to confirm whether file transfer is completed. In China, customers will adopt 2 ways, one is creating another signal file, for example, if the transfer a file named a.txt, they...
almost 6 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Usability 1 Not under consideration

Transfer folder between C:D nodes

Hope C:D can support transfer the whole folder to anther folder, which include many potential functions such as trasfer folder, whether includes subfolder, filter files via file name rule and create folders in the opposite C:D node. Our local file...
almost 6 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Usability 1 Not under consideration

Connect:Direct - Certify SQLServer 2016 Express Edition as a supported database for C:D v.4.7 or v.4.8

Ability to upgrade to the latest software.
about 6 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Installation & Upgrade 2 Not under consideration

JSON Outputs are Getting Generated with Indentation Turned OFF

JSON Outputs are Getting Generated with Indentation Turned OFF In ITX Map : When we Import JSON File as a Type Tree, Output Layout by default is getting generated with Indentation Turned off. Currently below are Missing in ITX Type Tree. When...
about 6 years ago in Sterling Transformation Extender / WTX Maps & Type Trees 0 Not under consideration

BKFS - Centralized administrator User Provisioning for Control Center

User accounts created in LDAP must also be created in the following GUIs: SFG, SSP, and Control Center. Ability to centralize/ "one time" provisioning for all Sterling software would simplify the system administration.
about 6 years ago in Sterling Control Center Monitor / Administration & Configuration 0 Future consideration

BKFS - Centralized administrator User Provisioning for SSP

User accounts created in LDAP must also be created in the following GUIs: SFG, SSP, and Control Center. Ability to centralize/ "one time" provisioning for all Sterling software would simplify the system administration.
about 6 years ago in Sterling Secure Proxy / Administration & Configuration 0 Future consideration