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IBM i

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Authorization list or similar for User Profiles / Function Usage for Role Swapping

When you need to swap profiles from one "Application user" to the "real user" (for example if you are running web services), the application user must have *Use privilegies for the user profile. If you need to give permission to a user to several ...
7 months ago in IBM i / Security 2 Not under consideration

Disabling ACS Run Sql Scripts options

Looking for a way to prevent run and explain or all explain options on production systems. We had an issue recently where run and explain was chosen on a delete statement instead of explain that almost cost us dearly.
3 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

Port Go Language

Port the Go language(n1) to IBM i PASE. n1 - https://golang.org/ Use Case: Finding that the Go language is becoming more popular and that some (popular) tooling is being built with it(n2,n3). Commentary from Kevin Adler: http://bit.ly/golang-twitt...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 14 Not under consideration

Enable RPG compiler to take DSPF and PRTF definition from open format like XML/JSON

RPG is the main programming language used on the IBM i platform. It is well integrated with DB2, it is ILE, open with Open Access and has been modernized. It could be a first citizen language for cloud app but there is an obstacle to leveraging it...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 12 Not under consideration

Port Docker to 5733OPS

Docker is a container platform that allows to deploy self-sufficient applications and services. It allows to build agile software delivery pipelines to ship new features faster, more securely and with confidence. Use Case: It would be great to be ...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 6 Not under consideration

Integrate SQL Object Name into IBM i Object Description

More and more IBM i object types are being utilized by the SQL environment on IBM i. However, "the database" is supposed to be Integrated, not an add-on on this platform. Therefore when an IBM i object is repurposed as an SQL Object and a LONG nam...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 Not under consideration

IBM i V7R1 request for S914 and S924 Support Also

It was announced that IBM i V7R1 will be supporting the S922 and E980 beginning Nov 20, 2020. Multiple partners and clients in the US and Canada have asked why the S914 and S924 are excluded as they have customers with legacy applications that the...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 4 Not under consideration

Require QIBM_DB_SECADM or similar to perform set session authorization

Today any user with *ALLOBJ is able to do the equivalent to sudo in Linux without the need of any password to become another user using set session authorization via SQL. Any user with *ALLOBJ can become Qsecofr by open strsql and run: “Set sessio...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

Update to ACS install

When performing an ACS uninstall we would like to have the option to suppress the attached message to user.
3 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

Remove or Relaxe the error when %SUBST length exceeds length of data

The runtime for RPG currently blows up if %SUBST(var : START : LENGTH ) length value exceeds the length of the VAR or if it is 0.Provide an option to ignore this issue for runtime purposes. OPTION(*NOLENCHK) (No Length Check) which would cause run...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 10 Not under consideration