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ACS with GraalVM

ACS is a java program, that benefits from all what Java is good for, however also have two downsides: The statup time is slow The memory consumption is high. The memory consumption is an real issue when using ACS in Citrix environments. So the ide...
6 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Change the timeout limit for Hyperswap on IBM i driver

I'm opening this request on name of a Bank in Spain. They have PowerHA Express with DS8K hyper swap. During the upgrade of the firmware of DS8K some of the IBM i LPARs switched to the secondary storage box. They think this behavior is not acceptab...
6 months ago in IBM i / PowerHA 1 Not under consideration

Provide plug-in mechanism for iACS

Provide a formal plug-in interface for iACS to allow developers to provide extensions to the existing functionality. Use Case: A plug-in interface to iACS would allow vendors, and open source developers, to provide additional functionality to vari...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

ACS - Database Table Functions

Allow me to edit the contents of a table from the ACS Database context. I can View, Clear, Copy, Initialize and Reorganize Data but not Edit the content. Use Case: This option is heavily used by our database administrators in order to view and man...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

V7R1 should support newer SSL Ciphers

Cryptographic support on V7R1 should support the newer SSL Ciphers that V7R2 and up also have. V7R1 is still a supported OS and since most trading partners are updating the SSL certificates that use updated Ciphers, it means that the clients using...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Security 7 Not under consideration

Handle %split like an array

%split is a great new feature for us, but it can be a bit tricky to handle. In order to access the second element, we need to first put the element in an array. It would be interesting if we could access the element like an array, such as in the f...
8 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Generate password based on system value settings

Would like an OS command or process to query the system value password settings and then generate a random password that meets those requirements. Use Case: Helps end users manage their passwords by given them an option to have a random one genera...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Security 3 Not under consideration

Please cross check how many installs of ACS there are on a PC

Today, I had a user that was given 5250 and print file access. They needed access to the IFS. They figured that they could add a button to the screen and that gave them access to the IFS without authority. I also found the desktop person had insta...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

IBM i - Add ZStandard (ZSTD) to compression algorithms when saving and restoring with SAV* / RST* commands and BRMS

ZSTD can provide a high compression ratio with a low CPU usage. We could compress image catalog files (tape and udf) using ZSTD faster than GZIP or PIGZ, and using less CPU. This could improve backups to remote image catalogs, some VTLs (QuadStor ...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 1 Not under consideration

Create in new Navigator for i same functionality that Heritage Navigator for i with DNS configuration.

Heritage Navigator for i has a lot of options of DNS configuration. But new Navigator for i has not DNS configurations options.
5 months ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Not under consideration