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Dir for HTTP instance remains in www when deleting the HTTP instance via iNav

When deleting an HTTP instance using IBM Nav for I, the dir and sub directories and all there contents remain in www directory. Why is this? They should be deleted. Example.HTTP instance guijalk was deleted.Below remain. guijwalk DIRconf DIRhtdocs...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

Add a job monitor function to Navigator for i.

System i Navigator was able to choose a job by a monitor function of the central management.but Navigator for i does not have it.SO I want you to add it to Navigator for i . Use Case: IBM i V7R2M0/V7R3MO
over 3 years ago in IBM i / System Management 6 Future consideration

EBCDIC to ASCII conversion in Navigator for i

The Navigator for i component of IBM Access Client Solutions (ACS) allows you to browse through the Integrated File System (IFS) of the IBM i. You can display/edit files in the IFS. When you select an individual file in the IFS, there is an option...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Future consideration

Enable Navigator for i for Multifactor Authentication

Since 2017 IBM Security Standard ITSS requires for privileged users log-in to enable Multifactor Authentication. Actually this is not possible if the Navigator for i is used. This interface is mainly for administrator purpose, which are privileged...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / System Management 4 Future consideration

SSL/TLS support for SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING

We have a number of customers within our Managed Service offering, all of which are using ODBC/JDBC connectivity. To enable us to manage these connections we are adopting the use of SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING to route users into different subsystems. ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Not under consideration

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 ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

Enable IBM Navigator for i to access servers running older OS releases

Using the latest IBM Navigator for i and adding a node to our V7R2 server no information on CPU usage etc. was returned. Clicking on the "View SQL" and then running that SQL via ACS returned the expected information. Turns out the actual SQL exe...
2 months ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Future consideration

ARE Single signon

Having the option to use ARE to lighten the burden of having to add the password for ever system you have enrolled in ARE GUI, would increase the usability of the scheduler present in ARE and also improve the usability of the console. Use Case: Ad...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Future consideration

ARE PTF Sync progress indicator

When we are syncing PTF's against a CS system we are unaware of the progress. When using the Administration Runtime Expert we are unaware of the progress when using the GUI. We are in the dark regarding what to expect and when the syncing is done....
about 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Future consideration

Remove temporary files from data directory after creating AFP resource through AFP Manager in Navigator for i

When creating an AFP resource using AFP Manager in Navigator for i, the temporary file used to create the resource on the IBM i is stored in the/QIBM/UserData/OS400/Navigator/config/data directory. The temporary files are not cleared after the AFP...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration