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Status Functionality already exists
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 6, 2024

Please add a prompt to run the setup functions again.

Today, we needed to add the IFS option onto a users screen.

I could not find an option to allow me to do so.

When we ran the install option, it simply ran the install with no prompts.

Administrators on the IBM i are not always authorized to access the user's PC to make changes. Only the desk top team can do that and they just give all authority or mix installs by USER or PUBLIC.



Add an option, button or some thing that would permit authorized users to rerun these options without needing to have the desktop team do this. My experience with them is not all that good as sometimes they know too much or do not care, unfortunately.

The user given this option should have an IBM i user ID with *SECOFR, *SECADM or maybe *SYSOPR rights.

It should display a simple table of the options with a checkbox allowing access or removing access if unchecked.


Data transfer to IBM i        __

Data transfer from IBM i   __ 

Run SQL Scripts                  __

It may be necessary to add a component into the IBM i operating system to store a users authority. This could be optional and would be initiated the first time a user signs on. When a user signs on, ACS could then retrieve the options from the IBM i and display the allowed actions. In this way, admins can control what desk top teams give as access and admins can change the authorities on a simple 5250 screen listing all actions and allowing access as in the example above.

Thank you


Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Mar 25, 2024
    Thank you for submitting your Idea to enhance IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS). An option on the installation script is already available for this. If the install script finds an existing configuration, it assumes you do not want to change it and that you are just applying an update. If you want to change an existing configuration, specify the /Reset parameter to get prompted again. This will only change the ACS configuration and will not change anything in ?System Configurations?. To see other available parameters, use /h or /? as the first parameter.

    IBM Power Systems Development