Edit Connection Settings with the Client Connection Utility

To use the SDK to create your own programs, you must create connection settings for each user.

Two methods are available to create local node definitions. You can use either Connect:Direct® Requester or the Client Connection Utility. If you want to use Connect:Direct Requester, refer to the IBM® Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows System Guide for instructions.

The Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows client software uses the Microsoft Windows Registry to store its configuration information. The Connect:Direct Client Connection Utility allows you to update the connection settings within the Registry.
Use the Connect:Direct Client Connection Utility to update Registry settings for Connect:Direct API connections, rather than editing them directly.

You can view, edit, and update Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows connection settings in the Windows Registry with the Client Connection Utility. The connection settings enable communication between the user interfaces and the Connect:Direct server. You can set up and update connection settings by:

  • Adding a node
  • Deleting a node
  • Adding a user
  • Deleting a user
  • Updating node properties
  • Defining a default node or user

To facilitate updating connection settings on multiple servers, you can import and export connection settings using the Client Connection Utility. After you configure the connection for a server, you can export the server's settings for use on other servers. You can then import the settings into the target server's Registry. You can also print connection settings.