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DATFMT(*JOBYY) for date fields in DDS

We want to control the format of our date field dynamically depending on a country or user setting. Normally you can use the DATFMT keyword to set the date's format. And all formats are supported. Our idea was to use DATFMT(*JOB) because we wanted...
about 3 hours ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

Extend field in SSL trace output that includes cipher information

When analyzing output of SSL trace data, this may involve dumping the output to a spreadsheet for further analysis and comparison against cipher lists from QSSLCSL and/or SST (TLSCONFIG). The challenge when comparing data is that since many cipher...
about 8 hours ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

Make managing ciphers in QSSLCSL easier using 2-digit cipher codes and use these codes everywhere

It would be easier to manage ciphers in the system value using the 2-digit codes simply because ciphers also have to be managed in SST (SSLCONFIG/TLSCONFIG) where the 2-digit code in required when adding/removing ciphers to the eligible list. Give...
about 22 hours ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

Access Client Solutions (ACS) - Make it possible to remotely deploy and manage ACS

In our enterprise (and many others) the software on our users' workstations needs to be managed centrally using tools such as InTune, SCCM, etc. Currently there isn't a supported way of doing this for ACS. This is becoming a serious issue/challeng...
1 day ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Submitted

Add user registry and TAI to RSE APIs

Hello, Concerning the use of Remote System Explorer APIs (RSE API), we currently use basic authentication + a session. This opens up many possibilities (IFS access, SQL queries, CL command calls, etc.) to all users (within the limits of thei...
2 days ago in IBM i / Web Serving 0 Submitted

Provide an option to prevent ACS Run SQL Scripts from advancing to the next statement whenever a statement is executed

When you execute a query in the Run SQL Scripts tool (Ctrl-R or Run Selected) the next query in the window is automatically selected/highlighted after the executed query completes. When working with long complex queries, the automatic advancement/...
3 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Submitted

For a procedure returning a varchar, writing "return *blank;" should be the same as writing "return '';"

Writing: dcl-s result varchar(500); dcl-proc GetErrorMessage; dcl-pi *n varchar(500); end-pi; return *blank;end-proc; result = GetErrorMessage(); //=> result = '[500 times space character]' is not the same as writing: dcl-s result varchar(500);...
3 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

System list navigator

In a scenario of a company managing a significant amount of IBM i partitions it would be really important to have the ability to manage all those partitions via navigator. At the moment when a new system is defined one has to either manually enter...
5 days ago in IBM i / System Management 0 Submitted

Include an "assigned" flag to DCM API to indicate if cert is assigned to an DCM application or not

There is an API that already exists that allows certificates stored in a DCM store be read and would include expiry date, which is useful. I am not sure what the API is called, but I know that TAATOOL provides a command (CVTCERT) that uses the IBM...
6 days ago in IBM i / Security 1 Submitted

Provide ability to control SSL counters (in SST) from OS command line using an API

We are running v7r4 and find the SSL counters that are available within SST very useful. A challenge we face is that due to our a weekly system interruption for full system save and IPL, these counters are disabled and get reset. It would desirabl...
6 days ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted