Local Node Positional Parameters

The network map local node entry contains the following positional parameters.

Parameter Description
node name The first positional parameter is the 1–16 alphanumeric character node name. It specifies the logical name of the local IBM® Connect:Direct® DTF.
Note: IBM Connect:Direct for z/OS® does not accept the following characters for the node name:
  • < less than
  • ¬ logical not
  • , comma
  • > greater than
  • = equal sign
  • / forward slash
  • * asterisk
  • \ backward slash
  • ' single quote
  • " double quote
  • ( open parenthesis
  • ) close parenthesis
Important: Characters used in Netmap Node Names (or Secure+ Node Names or Secure+ Alias Names) should be restricted to A-Z, a-z, 0-9 and @ # $ . _ - to ensure that the entries can be properly managed by Control Center, Connect:Direct Browser User Interface, or Sterling Connect:Direct Application Interface for Java (AIJ) programs. However, use of ‘@’ characters in a node name is discouraged, as it will cause some clients to display proxy records incorrectly. If the ‘@’ character is at the end of a node name, client display of a proxy record with this node name will fail.
communications name (for SNA only) The second positional parameter is the 1–8 character communications name. It specifies the VTAM APPLID that IBM Connect:Direct uses to communicate over the network.

If the node uses only TCP/IP communications (SNA=NO is specified in the initialization parameters), define this parameter as NO-VTAM. Refer to Initializing IBM Connect:Direct without SNA Support in the IBM Connect:Direct for z/OS Configuration Guide for more information.

null The third positional parameter is not used.
superuser password The fourth positional parameter is the 1–8 character SUPERUSR ID password. The initial value for this parameter is specified during installation.
The SUPERUSR ID is provided to bypass your usual security system at signon. This bypass can be necessary if IBM Connect:Direct is configured improperly, resulting in the inability to signon. SUPERUSR still goes through usual data set verification done by the Stage 2 security exit.
Note: The default SUPERUSR ID is SUPERUSR and it is recommended that you change it.