You must install both CICS® and IBM® Connect:Direct® and they must be working on your mainframe. You must also be using an IBM 3270 terminal or equivalent. In order to use the CICS Interface, you must first sign on. The SIGNON screen is the first screen displayed, unless you are authorized for auto-signon or auto-resignon. Sign on as follows:
- Sign on to CICS using the CESN transaction (if needed).
- Sign on to Connect:Direct for z/OS®, using the DGA transaction.
- Complete the prompted signon information.
The IBM Connect:Direct for z/OS SIGNON screen shows prompts for your userid, password, and node name. Following is an example.
IBM Connect:Direct for z/OS 10:13:12 SIGNON USER ID ==> _________________________________________________________________ PASSWORD ==> NODE NAME ==> _________________ Do you want all commands for this session to be CASE sensitive? ==> NO Licensed Materials - Property of IBM IBM(R) IBM Connect:Direct(R) for z/OS(R) (C) Copyright IBM Corp, 1982, 2011 All rights reserved. IBM is a Trademark of International Business Machines PF keys: 1 Help 3 Exit
- Type the userid, password, and node name information on
this screen. After you have successfully signed on, you see the PRIMARY
The following table describes the entry fields for the IBM Connect:Direct for z/OS SIGNON screen:
Field Description USER ID Following the USERID prompt, type in your userid. The 64-character field contains the acceptable Connect:Direct for z/OS password for the CICS Interface. The CICS Interface administrator has an option to force your IBM Connect:Direct userid to be the same as the CICS userid. This option supports security systems designed to use a single ID per user. When this option is set, the CICS Interface fills the signon screen with the CICS userid. The signon USERID field is then protected from update. PASSWORD Following the PASSWORD prompt, type in your password. The 64-character field contains the acceptable Connect:Direct for z/OS password for the CICS interface. The field is darkened to maintain security. NODE NAME Following the NODE NAME prompt, type in the name of the IBM Connect:Direct node to which you want to sign on. Include the name of the 16-character field of an active node. Do you want all commands for this session to be CASE Sensitive? Following this question, indicate whether you want to allow mixed case input. This option is available as a session default, and you can specify the option during signon. You can override the specified default on commands that apply to userid, password, and data set name. When you submit commands and specify YES, IBM Connect:Direct includes the CASE=YES parameter with your command.Note: Terminals used for the IBM Connect:Direct CICS interface must be defined with UCTRAN(NO) if mixed case data is required.