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Sterling Connect:Direct

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Group system in userfile.cfg (UNIX)

In an environment with hundreds of users defined in the same userfile.cfg, it would be nice to be able to govern them through a system of groups or profiles to reduce administration time and avoid unnecessary failures.
about 2 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Administration & Configuration 3 Not under consideration

Standardize SYSOPTS syntax for multi-environments

SYSOPTS syntax is written differently depending on the environment: Windows, i5/OS, z/OS, and UNIX. Example on z/OS: SYSOPTS = "DATATYPE(BINARY) XLATE(YES) STRIP.BLANKS(NO)" Same example on UNIX: sysopts=":datatype=binary:xlate=yes:pipe=yes:" This...
about 2 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Usability 1 Not under consideration

Automation of In-Place Node Renames -- CDU/CDW

Various application teams are approaching us for Connect:Direct high availability architecture guidance and advice -- or have decided to strengthen their C:D architecture -- after initial software installation. This is resulting in hundreds of CDW...
almost 3 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Installation & Upgrade 1 Not under consideration

Need to read/write files to 3rd part encryption format/schema via an I/O exit able to utilize sub processes for the decrypt/encrypt step.

We would be able to read/write to encrypted devices having proprietary formats.
almost 4 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Security 1 Not under consideration

DBCS directory/file name support in CD Process

Customers in China often creates directory and file name in Chinese. C:D doesn't support src/dest file path containing DBCS. Request to enahnce the C:D Win/Linux/Unix product by adding an additional parameter in CD Process to specify the encoding ...
about 4 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct 0 Not under consideration

Copy to Sharepoint UNC path using WebDAV@SSL protocol instead of SMB/CIFS

currently C:D can copy to Sharepoint shares only using SMB/CIFS protocol we need to copy to a Sharepoint share which is accessible using WebDAV@SSL protocol \\our.sharepoint.local@SSL\DavWWWRoot\sites\abcxyz\Shared Documents\destination-folder\
over 4 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Technology Stack Support (OS, DB, Protocols) 1 Not under consideration

Enhance C:D Rest API cdwebconsole/svc/processcontrolcriterias to allow definition of symbolic parameter values

The current approach enables to execute a static/hardcoded locally stored CDP process. This approach is very limited as for example you cannot specify a specific file name in a copy step to be transferred when executing. Therefore please extend th...
over 5 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / APIs & SDKs 1 Not under consideration

certificate-based authentication support for CDAIJ and CDW

Many customers from banks need to change their OS users' password every 1 or 3 months for all OS according to their security regulation which means all applications or middleware using the old password must change at the same time. For customers, ...
almost 6 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Security 2 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

Group Functional Authorities in Connect Direct UNIX

In Connect Direct Windows, a local or domain group functional authority can be created. However, a similar functionality is not available in CD UNIX.
over 6 years ago in Sterling Connect:Direct / Administration & Configuration 0 Not under consideration