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Add Help Text at bottom while changing the password without Reason Code

When user changes profile password and if the password does not meet password rules, error message display with reason code at the bottom of the screen. It is difficult for end user to understand or find the description. Hence if the description d...
10 days ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

Enhance remote journaling service with restart option

The remote journaling service has no option on the STRTCPSVR or ENDTCPSVR command. This is also not an option in the new navigator to stop/start/restart the remote journaling service. In addition to no stop/start/restart options. When changing the...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Core OS 0 Submitted

Group PTF apply date

Keeping IBM i up-to-date is becoming more and more important when you look at today's threads. (Just think of December 2021 and the log4j issue.)As a result of that reporting when an IBM LPAR was protected also becomes more and more important for ...
9 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 8 Future consideration

ACS - Run SQL Scripts disable "insert from examples" for selected users

We have been using Access Client Solutions for several years. Mainly the 5250 sessions are used by our users, but there are also selected power users who are authorized to use the function "Run SQL Scripts".For this users it is also possible to us...
8 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

vdisk_protection_enabled in IBM i PowerHA environments

This is the corresponding RFE to RFE number 141546 but for IBM i side.Spectrum Virtualize (be it flashsystems or SVC) introduced feature to restrict LUNS from being unmapped or deleted from storage when there was I/O in last XX minutes.This featur...
10 months ago in IBM i / PowerHA 2 Future consideration

Add support for Java 17 to IBM i

Java 17 is a "LTS" or long term support version. By the time IBM i 7.5+1 comes out Java 11 will be down to only "Security Support" instead of "Active Support". IBM support for jdk8 dies April of 2025 so one might as well go to JDK17.
6 months ago in IBM i / JAVA 2 Future consideration

allow lower security for QSYS2.MTI_INTO() function

MTI_INFO allows DB Admins to gain information on temporary indexes. The user needs *JOBCTL or QIBM_DB_SQLADM authority. On larger Systems it is not easy to grant *JOBCTL or to maintain the SQLADM for all users. When *PGMR user tries to get informa...
30 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Long variable names in CLLE

Allow variables to be defined with names longer than 10 characters in CL. This will allow CL code to be more readable and potentially reference long column names in tables.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 2 Planned for future release

Status of AC power

Ability to determine remotely that AC power is PRESENT on the power supplies. Possible a command to display power supply status or indicators on the Virtual Control Panel from ACS. Use Case: We have approx. 30 power servers in remote locations. Wh...
9 months ago in IBM i / System Management 9 Future consideration

RPG Refactor Redundant Code

It would be awesome to highlight a piece of code, find all instances of the highlighted pattern, and refactor all instances to a subroutine or a procedure. For example, the code below. I found three instances of this code in the same program. This...
11 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Submitted