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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...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Under review

Provide the LPP Option when providing CVE Security bulletins

When reviewing the Security bulletins published from IBM they mention the PTF (Program Temporary Fix) Id that will fix the problem and the LPP (Licensed Program Product) but they do not mention the LPP option. With most LPP's there is only a singl...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Security 3 Under review

Change BRMS MSGID

The BRMS control group is completing with errors because of the save/restore messages CPF3770 and CPF3778. This results in a status of *QUAL. These messages are currently working as designed. It would be better if the CPF3770's were CPC3708's and ...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 1 Future consideration

Allow more than 16 group profiles for a user profile

Actually, one can link a user profile to 16 group profiles. For RCAC performance, we need to link a user profile to more than 16 group profiles.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Security 1 Not under consideration

Force Outline update when verifying prior to verify beginning

It is annoying to Ctrl-Shift-V to verify code and find that DSPF's, PRTF's, and other file objects & definitions added to the program cause a lot of errors in the error list window. If Verify performed an outline update prior to actually verif...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Extend MERGE Statement to support NOT MATCHED BY SOURCE

Please add an option to perform an action if there was no match in the source table, this would allow us to for example delete old rows in the target table. At the moment we need to do an additional full outer join on the target table to solve thi...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Extend the JOB_LOCK_INFO UDTF to provide the current awaited time

Please extend the JOB_LOCK_INFO UDTF to also provide the current wait duration for pending locks. This would enable easier automatic detection of erroneous locks and hanging jobs.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Explaination needed as to why traditiona IBM i support for N-2 seems to be vanishing

For decades IBM has support the current release of the operation system (IBM i) and the prior 2 releases of same. Today, it sees only V7R5 and V7R4 are being enhanced and V7R3 is being abandoned before an enevatable V7Rn+1 is announced or shipped....
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

ACS opens empty terminal window

When I open IBM i Access Client Solutions or 5250 emulator, this opens an empty Terminal app. This happens since Windows 11 replaced the command interpreter (cmd.exe) by Terminal app.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

Add start mirroring function to new Navigator

The original Navigator and 'old' Navigator for i had an option to start disk pool mirroring on a newly created ASP or IASP, avoiding partition downtime to start mirroring in Dedicated Service Tools. That function is not available in new Navigator....
about 2 months ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Future consideration