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This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM Power Systems products, including IBM i. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (

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System Management

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Navigator for i Warning icon explanation

The System Warning icon provides no information (on hover or via hyperlink) regarding the nature of the warning. I was forced to open a help desk ticket to inquire as to the reason for the warning. When hovering over the "Warning!" icon, it should...
10 months ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Delivered

Modernize Application Administration Interface in Navigator for i

The Application Administration interface i Navigator for i is old and klunky. It is also slow and unusable. The biggest problem is selecting a user profile - there is no search/find box and the list displays all user profiles on the system, which ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Delivered

Add Encrypt File Share option to Navigator for i

In 7.4 IBM added SMBv3 support and with it the option to encrypt a File Share (End to End Encryption from IBM i to client OS) SMBv3 is turned on by default, encryption is not. To enable encryption you either need to use the IBi NetServer APIs or i...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / System Management 4 Delivered

DCM- Support for Digital Certificate Manager on port 2010

HTTPAdmin server runs securely on port 2010 (unsecure 2001) New DCM interface is hard-coded to run on port 2001. When implementing secure connection to the HTTPAdmin server to 2010 it breaks the new DCM portal. I had case TS003633830 open with sup...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / System Management 5 Delivered

Nav4i Node Display name

In today's world IP address are frequently used for accessing nodes instead of the FQDN. For this the New Navigator for i is no exception to that rule, but when working with nodes an mane can be helpful in order to keep nodes apart. Use Case: In t...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Delivered

Add Auto Refresh of log messages in IBM Navigator for i

The web interface for IBM Navigator for i does not have an auto refresh option when viewing active job logs or system operator messages. Use Case: Being able to auto refresh the logs for watching activity during certain periods rather than having ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / System Management 4 Delivered

Renew cert for Navigator for i

Presently, there's no way to renew the SSL certificate for IBM Navigator for i. Per IBM support, you must remove the certificate and go through the entire process to add the new certificate. Use Case: Our SSL certificate expires every 13 months an...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / System Management 5 Delivered

Service for Journal Receiver Attributes

Create a service that would allow us to easily see the Journal Receiver Attributes for all currently attached journal receivers. We are looking to determine if any are near the Last Sequence Number threshold. Use Case: A journal receiver reaches t...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / System Management 4 Delivered

Navigator for i, directory subtree option when changing permissions.

Navigator for i does not have a 'Directory subtree' parameter when changing authority or permissions on IFS objects. Green screen has this parameter which will propagate the change to everything in the directory and below. Use Case: Need to grant ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / System Management 4 Delivered

Add option in Navigator for i Message Monitors

Requesting option to change permissions and ownership to modify existing message monitors. ACS monitors, once moved over from Client Access 7.1 Management Central, have no option to change the owner ship or modify permissions. The monitors are 're...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / System Management 5 Delivered