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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 14, 2021

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 various aspects of iACS.

This should include, but mot limited to...
* IFS file manager
* DB2 Schemas
* DB2 run sql scripts
* Display & printer sessions
* Session manager

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Mar 16, 2021

    Thank you for submitting your Request For Enhancement. This is something we have previously given consideration to and have made the decision to not provide this support. If there are specific enhancements you would like to have to existing plugins, please submit a separate RFE for each enhancement.

  • Guest
    Mar 15, 2021


    What I'm requesting is a framework for 3rd party developers to create add-on's to iACS so we can extend IFS functions, emulation functionality, RSS, and Schemas.

    The existing 'plug-ins' provide the existing functionality. Plus, any plug-in functionality is not documented.


  • Guest
    Mar 15, 2021

    Hello David,

    When opening ACS and going to the Help menu and selecting the "Getting Started" option. The browser will bring you to a document. I wonder if you did have a look there and did scan for "plugin". If you do so you will see that there is a wide variety of plugin functions already available.

    The question is: Did you already have a look at them and the second question is, do they fill your need?

    Greeting Rudi.