Configuring the Connect:Direct Local Node

Before using IBM® Connect:Direct® for Microsoft Windows to transfer files, you have to configure the local node.

You can configure the local node using the Configuration Tool or with Connect:Direct Web Services. This set of topics provides instructions for using IBM Sterling Connect:Direct Web Services which is a graphical web-based interface that enables you to network map, user authorities, remote user proxies and SecurePlus configurations.

With the Connect:Direct Configuration Tool, you edit text files of user authorization and network map parameters, and you can export these files. However, using the Configuration Tool requires that you understand all the Connect:Direct keywords and their parameters.

Note: The Configuration Tool also enables you to view or print a configuration. See Print and View Node and Network Map Definitions under Define and Manage the Connect:Direct Network.