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CGI Job User Based Library List

Make it possible to set the library list of a CGI job based on the authorized users job description Use Case: The CGI Library List setup in an HTTP Server on IBM i could be more flexible and more in line with how other IBM i jobs are setup.This us...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 2 Future consideration

IBM i IWS Web Performance Advisor

IBM i web services server is an integrated web application server that is running a web services engine. Even though web services engine runs on web application server, IBM i web performance advisor is not supported for IWS. Support for web perfor...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 2 Future consideration

Audit Issue - IBM Web Administration for i Permisssions Enhancement

By default, only users or their groups with *ALLOBJ & *IOSYSCFG special authorities can manage and create Web related servers on the system through the use of IBM Web Administration for i. The Web related server include IBM HTTP Server, WebSph...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 1 Future consideration

Provide IWS API's instead of command line

Provide normal API's instead of the commandline scripts for deploying webservices to the Integrated Webservices Server. Use Case: Automatic deployment of webservices via a solid and performant interface instead of the command line interface which ...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 1 Not under consideration

Gracefully Shutdown of Prestarted Jobs

When there is Program monitored error within an prestarted Job we Need a way to end the Job gracefully. Therefore we want to be able to send a Program defined Response while inhibiting other requests from entering the prestarted Job.Which means th...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 3 Future consideration

Bind to specific source address on Integrated Web Service Client calls

Add the ability to bind to a specific source IP address when making Integrated Web Service client calls. Use Case: Your IBM i could have several interfaces associated with it and you might not always want the Integrated Web Services Client to go o...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 2 Future consideration

Ability to omit fields in WebService reply when they are optional

I'm working with the integrated web services server and have run into a problem. My service has several optional elements, but I can't seem to find a way to indicate that it's optional so they are returned as blank elements. It is a restful interf...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 1 Future consideration

IWS R7V4 SQL service add security to not allow SQL

R7V4 addition of SQL statements for IWS Application Services should be secured to prevent entry Use Case: The Manage Permissions should be enhanced to secure the entry of SQL statements. SQL should not show as an option if developer not allowed to...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 3 Not under consideration

IWS web services PJ QZRCSRVS additional logging

Currently there is no easy way to correlate a PJ QZRCSRVS to a specific web service. Enhance web services identification by adding additional logging to PJ QZRCSRVS. Add a message in the job log with the IWS Web Server and Web Service information ...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 2 Future consideration

Integrated Web Services server / two-tier web services / need to be able to supply profile and password for remote system

When configuring IWS in two-tier web services mode it appears to be inheriting the profile you set the IWS to run as as the profile to connect to the remote system as. Using good security practices the two machines should have at the very least se...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 1 Future consideration