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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 2, 2017

Add ability to enter debug encryption key (dbgenckey) to debug via RDi service entry point

Please add the ability to enter Debug Encryption Key (if used) when entering Service Entry Point to debug a program from Rational Developer for i.

Use Case:

Turn on option to specify debug encryption key on Set Service Entry Point.

In RSE, Right click on program to debug, highlight Debug or Code coverage, highlight Set service entry point, click.

After IBM I Service Entry Point is started highlight and modify.

In Modify Service Entry Point window enter Debug Encryption Key in provide field.

When Debug perspective opens right click to change view to Listing

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jun 9, 2022

    I'm with a software development company (SDC) that supports over 100 IBM i systems. Unlike other SDCs we are an extension of our customers' IT departments. We delivery updates to our customers every two weeks similar to an internal IT department. We use MDCMS as our change management system that sees each of our customer sites as a production system. Our new security initiative requires DbgEncKey be added to all necessary compile commands. Can you add additional consideration to my vote and prioritize this request to be delivered in 2022? Thank you.

  • Guest
    Mar 22, 2022

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed. This use case is not one that would be used broadly, but would be good to enhance especially as more folks make use of RDi.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC 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 CAAC, see

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Jun 18, 2020

    We have reviewed this requirement and we feel it would be a beneficial enhancement to the product. We hope to be able to add it to our development plans in the future.

  • Guest
    Mar 29, 2017

    Although the theme of this request is consistent with our business strategy, it is not committed to the release that is currently under development.