IBM CL/SuperSession features

Consolidate and simplify

Pull shdata from multiple IBM® VTAM® sessions and use it in other sessions. You can take two complex applications and consolidate them into a single more easily understood screen. In addition, you can program one keystroke to replicate a set of frequently performed keystrokes, much like macros in some PC software packages.

Customize the user experience

Assign users to groups based on the applications that they require, and enable automatic logging on to specific applications. You can move easily between applications by using a hot key or phrase. You can also split emulator screens into multiple display spaces.

Enhanced HelpDesk functions

Monitor critical resources that can help administrators to assist users. IBM CL/SuperSession provides alert broadcasts and provides system information such as CL/SuperSession storage, user-defined virtual terminal pools and current total active and inactive sessions. In addition, you can monitor CL/SuperSession resources quickly with color-coded status lights.

Enhanced security and control

Improve security and enhance network control with CL/SuperSession functionality that enables customization of presentation and processing logic. You get support for screen customization for logon, menu selection, broadcast information, network news and more. You can also protect your data if a virtual session is intentionally or accidentally disconnected by preventing the next user of the virtual terminal from accessing residual data.

High Availability Option

Use the High Availability Option (HAO) for multi-point help-desk capability, along with profile synchronization to enhance the availability, performance and manageability of sessions across connected systems and sysplexes.

HAO HelpDesk

Use the HAO Helpdesk to deliver a single point of control for multiple CL/SuperSession instances that empowers the HelpDesk on any connected system to manage the users of, and issue commands to, all connected systems. The HelpDesk user can view all users and the details of each, such as each user’s active sessions, and perform appropriate actions.

HAO profile synchronization

Optimize application availability with the HAO profile synchronization. Use profile synchronization to automatically propagate user profile updates to linked CL/SuperSession instances and eliminate single points of failure. Exploit VTAM generic resources for automatic load balancing to improve performance and reduce system contention.

Multiple network entry points

Allow multiple entry points or gateways, each with a unique configuration of sessions and security access.

Personalized menus and save function

Reorder, modify and delete sessions or add sessions. Save changes dynamically with no need to log off and back on to effect changes.

Multi-factor authentication support

Validate logons to CL/SuperSession using an MFA token. An exit for users can generate a token that CL/SuperSession uses to facilitate logons to virtual sessions, for example TSO and IBM CICS®.

Passphrase and passticket support

Use passphrase and passticket support in security products such as IBM RACF® and ACF2 for enhanced security.

Additional features

Simplify systems administration with CL/SuperSession support for: CUA Operator, an interface for operator commands and functions; VPO interface to VTAM that enables automation for tasks such as activating and deactivating nodes; and clean-up tools that manage and remove old or unnecessary profiles and users.

Technical details

Software requirements

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    Hardware requirements

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