View the Sample Configuration Files

To update configuration information, you can use the sample configuration files as a template. These text files contain the valid keywords for a network map and user authorizations. You can customize these files to configure nodes in an enterprise.

Note: To automate the installation of Connect:Direct® for Microsoft Windows, you can perform a silent installation that requires no user interaction and that applies the User.cfg and Map.cfg files during the installation. See IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows Getting Started Guide for information on silent installations.

Two sample configuration files are included with the Configuration Tool:

  • Map.cfg file—Network map objects are created in the Registry during installation. These objects contain the remote node, communications path, and communications mode definitions. You can update the network map on your nodes by customizing the sample Map.cfg file and inserting it into the Microsoft Windows Registry.
  • User.cfg file—Use the parameters in User.cfg to build user functional authorities and user proxies. Connect:Direct applies the information in this file to authorize local and remote users to issue commands and Process statements and to perform tasks. Use the Configuration Tool to create authorizations for each user, including encrypted passwords for user proxies. After you have created the user authorizations, you can insert the User.cfg file into the Microsoft Windows Registry.