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IBM i

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Simplify multilingual support by changing CRTDSPF and CRTPRTF to support new MSGCON parameter "Resolve MSGCON MsgID values at" *COMPILE (default) *RUNTIME (optional)

Multilingual support can be greatly simplified if IBM supports resolving MSGCON messages at *RUNTIME. Currently MSGCON messages are resolved at compile time only (not good). This is problematic because it locks-in compile time values to object whi...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Submitted

Change Auto start of FTP service from *YES to *NO for default IBM i installation

By default the FTP service on IBM starts and accepts unencrypted connections. Best practice is to limit, encrypt or disable FTP access. So, starting at the next version of IBM i I would suggest we disable the FTP service by default. Users can then...
4 months ago in IBM i / Networking 0 Submitted

Do not HOLD job schedule entries with CFGSTRPRSC on Source lpar

Since version 5.2 of the FSFC toolkit, the startup program is not replaced anymore with STRFSFLASH. Instead, command CFGSTRPRSC must be placed in the system's startup program. With this command. the job schedule entries are put on HOLD and afterwa...
4 months ago in IBM i / PowerHA 1 Submitted

Enable Websphere http-server to serve bearer authorization with wizard assist

Add an wizard to configure the authorization to use bearer instead of basic
4 months ago in IBM i / Web Serving 0 Submitted

New API to return a Pointer to Associated Space of User-Objects

Today, some objects on the IBM i system do not have a DSPxxx command that supports either OUTFILE or in some rare cases, no DSPxxx command at all. In addition there is no API to get some of these object's properties. This request is to provide an ...
4 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

Create an API for Code Coverage SEP

Getting Code Coverage with a Service Entry Point (SEP) is only possible through interactive processes with RDi. Having the same feature through API would enable to work in a CI/CD pipeline.
4 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Submitted

Allow Axis to send multipart/form-data

This is in reference to ticket/ case number TS015278888. I would like to be able to send multipart/form-data in a http POST request. At the moment it appears that it isn't possible to send different encoded types in a single request. For example, ...
5 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

HTTP logging of HTTP_GET_VERBOSE and HTTP_POST_VERBOSE

When consuming a web service using the SQL based HTTP_GET_VERBOSE and HTTP_POST_VERBOSE, it would be extremely helpful to get a full log of the HTTP communication to the web service much like the LIBHTTP tools allowed for. Currently there is a way...
5 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Submitted

When 'chlickey' is used to apply a new 5051 key, set the Threshold parameter to *USGLMT

We use the HMC command line command 'chlickey' to apply new IBM i License Keys. Darn handy that, because I can script that to happen for every partition on a server! More better still yet, I don't need to sign on to all those partitions! Sweet! Gi...
5 months ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 0 Submitted

Tool to automate rebuild of DCM USRIDX QUSRSYS/QYCDCERTI

I have a corrupted *USRIDX QUSRSYS/QYCDCERTI which is causing numerous DCM errors and multiple software problems with QYCDCUSG to be logged, when using the DCM. Unfortunately, recovery involves deleting certificate assignments and manually rebuild...
5 months ago in IBM i / Security 1 Submitted