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My ideas: IBM i Access Family

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Spooled file copy PDF or TXT Selection option

Access Client Solutions Printer Output. Here we have the ability to download spooled files from IBM i. The default for drag and drop is to drop a .pdf to the desktop. You can right click for menu to display or download but you cannot select the fo...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Delivered

Properly sign with an IBM owned certificate all the files used by iACS

The request is to provide to all programs, DLL and other components running on Windows platform an approved signature with a valid certificate owned by IBM as the publisher of the software. Use Case: When I start a session from iACS - Session mana...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Delivered

iACS OpenSource Pkg Mgt Port <>22

Allow iACS client Open Source package management to use ssh port different than 22. Use Case: For security reasons we changed sshd port from 22 to a different port to reduce scanning from the internet (public system).
over 4 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

iACS Printer output-Choose text or PDF

IBM iAccess Client Solutions (iACS) has a "Printer Output" feature that allows you to access spooled files. You can configure in your preferences whether to get them as text or as PDF, but there's no easy way to choose on-the-fly. Use Case: I almo...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Delivered

ACS Select System by description not name/IP

On main ASC screen the drop down to select a system, provide an option to select by System Description instead of name. Use Case: If System is configured via IP address and not DNS name, the Select a System drop down is not very useful.
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Delivered

Change SQL window quit warning dialog buttons

When closing an SQL window, the warning prompts are inconsistent and confusing. All results currently open will be closed. Do you want to continue? Yes/No Save changes to Untitled? Yes/No/Cancel On the first question, No abandons the close action....
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Delivered

IBM i ACS - system configuration option to add links

In ACS it is now possible to add only only one "Tape Management" link. (this also where we can add a link for the HMC http gui ).Having a limit of being only able to add one, does not fit our need. We have systems with more Tape Libraries to manag...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 8 Delivered

Locking Down Open Source Package Management in ACS

How can we lock down the new feature Open Source Package Management in IBM i Access Client Solutions? How do we make sure non-system administrators do not play around with installing and uninstalling packages? Use Case: IBM i Access Client Solutio...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

ACS Run SQL Scripts - Add headings to text type output

There is an option to save column headings when saving the results to a file of type .TXT or .CSV but no headings are ever saved. Use Case: Open product, go to menu Options and select Enable Save Results.Save results as CSV or TXT and select the o...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Delivered

iACS windows Hide

When selecting an option from IBM i Access Client Solutions Main Window (i.e. Integrated File System) the selection opens a window minimized instead of bringing it to the front (aka Focus). Use Case: When selecting the option i have many times cli...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Delivered