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Microsoft Exchange disabling basic Authentication based connections to Exchange online

Microsoft have announced that they will be disabling basic Authentication based connections to Exchange online. Basic Authentication means that the client application passes the username and password with every request. Although simple to setup an...

Compatibility with databases managed on cloud - DBaaS

On the last deployment scenarios in which applications are deployed on cloud (on virtual servers or containers) it would be useful to be able to use DBaaS distributions such us DB2 on Cloud or Azure SQL. It is a backward step to have to use on-pre...

EBICS Order Types, Custom Order Types

We find the need to have the following 'order types' available in EBICS for B2B Integrator.​ GVO/Order type Description Direction Origin Comment/ Remark CCU Urgent Credit Transfers XML (URGP) G EBICS SCT urgent Pain.001 messages - Service Level UR...

Need connectivity to Amazon AWS S3 through an Adapter

There is a growing need to file and data transfer to be either sourced from or sent to Amazon AWS S3 storage. We have an immediate need for multiple such requests today to integrate with IBM Sterling B2B Integrator at Novartis. We need a built in ...

Add support for AWS S3 storage as the back end file system instead of requiring a Clustered File System/NAS Share

AWS EFS does not provide adequate performance or HA to be used as the back end file system for file storage, and EBS can not be clustered across multiple nodes. Native support for S3 object storage would enable us to take advantage of the upcoming...

Support for MS Windows Server 2019

Please add Microsoft Windows Server 2019 to the list of supported OSes forB2B Integrator 6.x versions

Support for Oracle 12 and onwards Containerized Databases (CDB) / Pluggable Databases (PDB)

As per today containerized databases or pluggable databasea are not supported when using an Oracle 12.2. database. (see https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/does-sterling-b2b-integrator-support-oracle-19c-and-container-cdbpdb-architecture-model). How...

Support for Oracle 12c R2

Please add support for Oracle 12c R2 in B2B Integrator.

Support for Linux 5.x kernels

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) >= 1.18.0 provisions the worker nodes with a Ubuntu running 5.x kernels (e.g. 5.4.0-1034-azure) and the deployment of sfg:6.1.0.0 and sfg:6.1.0.1 containers fail because Linux 5.* is not included in *.Linux.VERSIO...

Support for MS SQL 2017

Support for MS SQL 2017