Native ISPF User Interface

The Native ISPF User Interface uses the standard mouse method of pointing and clicking to position the cursor to select an item, or to access a different panel. You can also tab to move the cursor from field to field within a panel.

Panels that make up the Secure+ Admin tool can contain the following components:

  • The Panel Selection bar lists the other panels you can access from the current panel. These panels are listed from left to right in the typical order you would enter information. For example, the first panel listed on the sample panel, Node Identification, contains basic information about the node that already exists in the network map, such as its node name and communication information (TCP/IP address). The Secure+ Create/Update Panel - SSL/TLS Parameters panel is the next panel used to enter protocol information for communicating with the current node, followed by the EA Parameter panel if External Authentication is implemented.
  • A selectable field is one in which you can either enter new information or edit existing information. On the sample panel, the fields you can enter information are those related to enabling SSL or TLS and the common parameters. You enter information in the underlined area next to the selectable field.
  • The other selectable fields on the Secure+ Create/Update Panel - SSL/TLS Parameters panel take you to different panels where you can continue entering information related to the enabled protocol. For example, to choose cipher suites, you would select Cipher Suites by moving the cursor to that label and pressing Enter. A new panel displays allowing you to select and prioritize the ciphers you want to use.
  • Non-selectable fields contain reference information that is display-only, such as the node name, and existing certificate and cipher information.
  • Action selection allows you to accept and save the information entered on the panel in the Connect:Direct® Secure Plus parameter file or cancel. After you select an action, the panel which was displayed prior to the current panel, is redisplayed.