Skip to Main Content
IBM Power Ideas Portal

This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM Power Systems products, including IBM i. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (

Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Search existing ideas

Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

Post your ideas
  1. Post an idea.

  2. Get feedback from the IBM team and other customers to refine your idea.

  3. Follow the idea through the IBM Ideas process.

Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM. - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 20, 2018

Single Sign on

we have a third party single signon for most of our windows apps, we would like to be able to have single signon also for IBM i , we currently can get the credentials to go, with no emulation or get the emulation to a signon screen. we cannot pass both currently only accepts one plugin, can we get it to accept two plugins ?

C:\Program Files (x86)\IBMiAccess\IBMiAccess_v1r1\Start_Programs\Windows_x86-64\acslaunch_win-64.exe /plugin=5250 /plugin=logon /SYSTEM= /USERID={username} /PASSWORD={password}

in the current setup we can get the signon screen and force everyone to signon, just checking to see if there is a way to do this with ACS ......any input is greatly appreciated.

Use Case:

single signon for all users,

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Jan 4, 2019

    ACS supports single sign on via kerberos. However, your example seems to lean more toward bypass sign on which is also supported as an IBM i solution. I'll suggest you open a PMR and work with our Service team. They will be able to help walk you through the available options.

  • Guest
    Dec 20, 2018

    To the submitter - If your Windows authentication uses Active Directory, then you probably already have SSO in ACS through the Kerberos support on IBM i in its Network Authentication Services.

    You would use NAS and Enterprise Identity Management (EIM) on IBM i - the latter maps your Windows principles (users) to the IBM i user profile for the same person.

    Vern Hamberg, CAAC member