Connect:Direct® for UNIX
6.3 and its related software have the following features and enhancements:
Base Release (v6.3)
|New Features or Enhancements
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Connect:Direct for UNIX has the
following features and enhancements:
-Ordinary User Mode
- In prior releases, to allow it to access files as an appropriate user, IBM
Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX has run as superuser, and consequently the
Certified Container has run with elevated privileges. In Ordinary User Mode,
available in a container deployment, the Certified Container runs with standard
privileges. To separate the Administrator and User roles, OUM supports:
- Many CD Admins for administrating CD. The built-in account cduser
is a CD Admin; more may be added. A CD Admin has configuration authority but
does not need access to the files that CD transfers.
- One fully functional user account for executing CD process language
scripts, the built-in account appuser. appuser has no configuration
authority and must be granted access to the files that CD transfers. Other
User accounts may be defined, but they will lack the ability to execute Run
Tasks and Run Jobs. For more information, refer to Ordinary User Mode in IBM Connect:Direct
for Unix Containers.
As mentioned in the previous IBM Connect:Direct for UNIX version, the
customization of UID/GID of cduser and appuser is deprecated and will
be removed from future releases.
This support has been removed from the IBM Connect:Direct for UNIX
22.214.171.124 release. By default, the UID/GID of cduser will remain as
45678/45678. Thus, plan and proceed further.
- -RFE CONDIRECT-I-251: Enhanced Support for NFS Root Squash
- RFE CONDIRECT-I-251 has been addressed. When Connect:Direct UNIX accesses a
file on an NFS file system with root squash enabled, it is no longer necessary
to set world execute permission on the directories in the file's path.
-Removal of support of deprecated Security Protocols
- With this release, the support of SSL 3.0 protocol has been removed
- If SSL along with other protocols was configured prior to an upgrade to
Connect:Direct for UNIX 6.3, then after upgrade instead of SSL, other
protocols would be used.
- In case only SSL was configured before upgrade, then after upgrade TLS 1.2
will be used automatically in the background.
- With this release, Connect:Direct for UNIX won’t support new configurations of
deprecated Security Protocols like TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1. Existing configurations with these deprecated protocols, inherited during an upgrade from an earlier release, will still be supported. A Connect:Direct admin
won’t be able to configure nodes with these deprecated protocols or their
supported cipher suites. Connect:Direct won’t accept any requests with
- In case of an upgrade from an older version where the deprecated protocols
were configured, these will still be honoured and will be preserved after
upgrade to Connect:Direct for UNIX 6.3.
- After an upgrade, if a deprecated protocol is removed either accidentally
or intentionally, it cannot be configured again.
-This release of IBM
Connect:Direct for UNIX is
certified to run on AIX 7.3 and RHEL 9.