Access File

The Connect:Direct® Secure Plus access file is generated automatically when you create the Connect:Direct Secure Plus parameter file for the first time. You type a passphrase when you first initialize Connect:Direct Secure Plus. This passphrase is used to generate the keys necessary to encrypt and decrypt the entries in the Connect:Direct Secure Plus parameter file. The passphrase itself is not retained.

Your Connect:Direct Secure Plus administrator must secure the access file. This requires full create and update capability. The IBM® Connect:Direct server must have read authority. To maintain a secure access file, the general user community should not have access permission.

This file can be secured with any available file access restriction tools. Availability of the access file to unauthorized personnel can compromise the security of data exchange.