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Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS

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Passphrase Support for 100 Characters

RACF currently supports 100 characters for passphrases. Having all z/OS software/products also support that limit aligns them with the RACF limitations. This allows users even greater options at creating longer passphrases thus a more secure one.
about 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 2 Not under consideration

Implement config or variable to enforce DGADBATC to use specific tcp stack in batch

We're using batch utility DGADBATC in a multiple tcpip stack(cinet) environment and would like to have a parm variable or other config option to specify the utility to utilize specific tcpip stack. The standard options like : //CEEOPTS DD * ENVAR(...
about 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 4 Not under consideration

Generate longfile name for Connect:Direct transfers in log

We want to utilize transfer logs generated in syslog/task log to do some automation reporting and alerting. However NDM longfile name which reported in SMF type FI isn't written to syslog so we can't get full pictures for file transfers between un...
about 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 1 Functionality already exists

Add capability to hard fail SSL error processes

When an SSL handshake error occurs, the process is placed in HO ER status. This does not trigger the same error alerts as file transfer failures when the process is pushed into HO ER status. If the same alert triggering would occur from session se...
about 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 4 Future consideration

Make Connect Direct for z/OS the only handler of encryption and decryption. We dont want to grant users access to the Cryptografic Services Facility

We have noticed that Connect Direct for z/OS requests users submiting a job to have READ access to the CSFSERV when using any of the GCM ciphers.We want to use the highest available cipher without compromising the security by granting unrequired r...
over 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Show number of records for Block-Mode-Transfers

This Enhancement Request is created following Case TS011846040 (Wrong Statistic Records in File Transfer between C:D for z/OS and C:D for UNIX) The problem is that the number of records is shown as 0 on the sending side in the Statistics for a ...
over 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 3 Not under consideration

Add capability to Connect:Direct to work around undesirable DVIPA behavior

We'd like to request a new initialization parm for Connect:DIrect (CD) to disable outbound TCP connection establishment until after the DTF opens its TCP listener ports. Our DTFs both send traffic and listen for traffic. We have had situations whe...
over 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 2 Not under consideration

Processes which are NOT OK should remain in TCQ

In most situations, where a process ends not OK, it is moved from TCQ to statistics, i. e. LSMG244I. Finding the original //SYSIN of the batchjob for repeating is difficult and time consuming. There should be a mechanism (exit, initparm, ...) to i...
over 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 1 Future consideration

Make Field Userid optional in Secure+ Admin Tool "Save Active" Panel

When you are using Security Exits for C:D Signon, you do not need to specify a userid at signon. I don't need this at the update job for Secure+ as well. Using the "Save Active" Panel, you have to enter a userid, but you can leave the password fie...
over 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 1

SIGNON command could provide a parameter for the message file and process library

It is useful for the SIGNON command to provide additional CDz software file specification parameters like the NETMAP parameter. This allows a user to use the same JCL procedure but able to override DDs within the control cards of CDz's SYSIN witho...
over 1 year ago in Sterling Connect:Direct for Z/OS 2 Not under consideration