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Status Not under consideration
Categories Security
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 5, 2023

FileAgent become another user

Allow File Agent user to become another account as specific folders are owned by different accounts. A little history, we were using some product to monitor files for different directories, the product allowed us to become another user to pick up incoming files from NDM, and process the file.

What is your industry? Financial Markets
How will this idea be used?

Allow the FileAgent account to access any directories without having to modify OS user and/or groups.

  • Admin
    James Joseph
    May 15, 2024

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your ideas to IBM. After discussing with development, we believe the requested request for enhancement does not align with our product roadmap considering the boarder market needs. For that reason I am putting this as "Not under consideration" and we can revisit this once we see interest from more customers (via Voting or Comments)

    I understand that this is not the answer you were expecting however if you have any additional feedback, thoughts or ideas, or if there is anything else I can do, please do not hesitate to reply to this message to continue the conversation. Appreciate your patience.


    Product Management

  • Guest
    Sep 15, 2023

    From CD Development:

    Thank you for the idea. Today, Integrated File Agent scans the file system as cdadmin and submits processes to Connect:Direct as a user specified in Integrated File Agent's configuration. Is the RFE to scan the file system as the user specified in Integrated File Agent's configuration instead of cdadmin? This is a good change.

    Or, is the RFE more complicated? Is it to support specifying more than one user in File Agent's configuration? So Integrated File Agent would support scanning and submitting by more than one user? This is also a good change, but it is bigger and would take longer to deliver.

    Thank you for your help.

  • Admin
    Sep 15, 2023

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your ideas to IBM. We truly value our relationship with you and appreciate your willingness to share details about your experience, your recommendations, and ideas.

    We are reviweing this with development team and might get back with some clarifying questions shortly.


    Product Management