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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories System Management
Created by Guest
Created on May 21, 2018

Stronger encryption in IBM Navigator for I Series

Base-64 encoding is not a sufficient method to ensure password confidentiality. The application continues to store password data in a dangerous manner and allows its reading through the HTTP GET request.
The desired solution would be, for example, to combine the coding and the hash function.

Use Case:

1. when user is logged to the Navigator for System i, and they send


Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Nov 18, 2019

    The user has the ability to easily set the Navigator support be fully covered by TLS/SSL using the wizard provided in the Web Admin GUI. By leveraging full encryption for all data flowing between the client and the server should provide the requested support

  • Guest
    Aug 21, 2018

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a high priority requirement that is important to be addressed.

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CEAC, see

    Therese Eaton - CEAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Jun 20, 2018

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - System Management
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - IBM i Access Family
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    May 21, 2018

    It is as strong as the ssl certificate you use.