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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. ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Not under 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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / System Management 4 Future 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 ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

IBM i service for TCPIP server status

Within the new Navigator for i for nearly everything there is the option to get the SQL statement behind what is being displayed. For IBM i Navigator for i => TCP/IP Servers the SQL button is greyed-out. So the SQL statement behind what you a...
10 months ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Future consideration

IBM i LAN CONSOLE IP obtain via DHCP or allow to be set form command line.

IBM i LAN CONSOLE IP obtain via DHCP or allow to be set form command line. The dafault IP for the lan console works great when essentially connecting direclty to the plaltform ethernet lan card through an open personal switch and a non-managed lap...
5 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Future consideration

ACS Should look for New Navigator on the correct HTTPS Port

When a system is configured for TLS, ACS attempts to open (and validate) the Navigator for i connection using HTTPS, but it does so on port 2002. By default, the server listens for HTTPS connections on port 2003, not port 2002. This means that, un...
6 months ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Is a defect

High risk in IFS file system management

The Actions | Delete command within the Navigator for I web-based IFS interface allows the user to purge the entire contents of the folder they are viewing if no objects are selected. I've attached a PMR number under which we recovered from this v...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / System Management 4 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....
over 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Future consideration