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Add an attribute to *SRVPGM object types for SQL Global Variables

Currently, there is no extended attribute associated with SQL Global Variables for *SRVPGM object types. This poses a major challenge for change management software that utilize security templates to apply permissions and authorization lists to ob...
2 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 0 Submitted

Possibility to create IFS objects filters

Because many sources for IBM objects e.g programs, commands can be stored in IFS directories, it would be good to have possibility to define IFS directories and files filters like ones available for objects.
3 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 0 Submitted

chmod: ACL support

Not very well known feature of Linux is the possibility to set ACLs with chmod command - http://www.mtitek.com/tutorials/linux/fileperm_chmod_acl.php even if there are special ACL commands like setfacl and getfacl. The feature is used in some Ansi...
3 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

chmod: add reference option

Sometimes it is useful to set permissions the same way as they already set on one of the files. In Linux it is possible to do the operation with --reference option to provide a reference file with permissions already set. Linux example: # ls -ltot...
3 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

BRMS ICC backup to AWS Cloud only allows US East region for storing data

Please see PMR Case number TS016529098. We are looking to use BRMS to send backup data to an S3 bucket at AWS. By default it is directing to AWS US East region and we are told there is no option to send data to another region. We faced issues with...
3 days ago in IBM i / BRMS 0 Submitted

Named index of current iteration in for-each loop

I'm building some functionality that relies on several arrays that need to be filled, checked and modified on the fly. I like the for-each loop with dim(*auto: nn) for this. In the initial load proces I can use '*next' as an index, which is great....
5 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

A way to have AIX point to a "VIP" so that each LPAR can follow the trusted LDAP certificate chain instead of having to update the cert on each LPAR every year.

The team who is responsible for attaining the new certs can place them in a location that AIX can then point to. It's a better process by eliminating potential points of failure (human error) to have 1 person update the certificates in 1 location ...
9 days ago in AIX 0 Submitted

Enable TR-31 Import / Export of AES K0-B and K1-B Key Blocks for 4767/4769 crypto cards

For important bank compliance with MasterCard, we need use to TR-31 KEY EXPORTER in KEK value with mode of use BThe used parameters are:Key block version: VARDRV‑BValue of use: KEKMode of use: ENC-DEC In the APAR OA64883 was published for Z series...
9 days ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

Set KBDTYPE for Console with CCSID1148

We had a long case TS014934868 because after IPL our Console had the wrong KBDTYPE set. We have CCSID 1148 on the System and SGI Keyboards. After the IPL the Console Keyboard was set to "USB". This case went through many instances and at the end t...
10 days ago in IBM i / System Management 0 Submitted

I would like to change the default value for the SQL command DROP COLUMN from CASCADE to RESTRICT.

HelloI would like to change the default value for the SQL command DROP COLUMN from CASCADE to RESTRICT. As far as I know, this is not possible. The problem is that I usually enter the DROP COLUMN command as an SQL script in the ACS.And I often don...
11 days ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 0 Submitted