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The integrated web services (IWS) for i features are frequently enhanced by PTFs. This web page is used to provide a centralized location for communicating integrated web services for i enhancements. The enhancements come in different forms. Some enhancements are made available by PTFs into all or a subset of in-service releases. In other cases, we take enhancements provided in a base OS and PTF the support back to a previous release. In all cases, we use customer value, cost, and risk to guide our decisions regarding off release enhancements. For more information about the integrated web services support on IBM i, visit the product website.

If you would like to see an enhancement in integrated web services support, submit an IBM Idea. Determine whether an idea has not already been created before you submit an idea.

The technology update material has been organized to differentiate between client and server enhancements. Each technology update document will include the HTTP Server Group PTF level the update is included in, unless the enhancement is not in a group PTF, then the actual PTF numbers are shown. It is best to always load the latest levels of the HTTP Server Group PTF in order to pick up the latest enhancements and fixes.

In addition, check out the latest articles on integrated web services.

Latest IWS PTFs  (last updated: 2022 September 28)

Release Client Server
7.5 SI81063 SI81063
7.4 SI81064 SI81064
7.3 SI81065 SI81065
7.2 SI81034 SI80886

Integrated web services technology updates

Enhancement Available starting in release
(client) Timeout values in milliseconds 7.3
(server) CORS support 7.3
(server) HSTS support 7.3
(server) HTTP message logging 7.3
(server) HTTP access logging 7.3
(server) Server JSON logging 7.3
(server) Disable a server 7.2
(server) Deployment of web services require Java 8 or higher JRE November 2021 and future PTFs
(server) Procedures in service programs can have up to 248 parameters 7.3
(client) Support for non-critical SNI requests 7.2
(server) User registry, groups, and roles 7.2
(server) Trust association interceptor 7.2
(client) Support for TLSv1.3 7.3
(server) Return payloads in response on error HTTP status codes 7.2
(server) Override error messages for unexpected exceptions 7.2
(server) Run servers in user defined subsystems 7.3
(server) SQL statements as web APIs 7.2
(server) Script to generate property file for a service 7.2
(server) Support xsd:time type 7.2
(server) Migrate services from 1.3 & 1.5 to 2.6 without client changes 7.2
(server) Run web service under authenticated user ID 7.2
(client) Access SOAP Faults from RPG stubs 7.2

(client) Send user-defined payloads using new client APIs

7.2

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Modified date:
29 September 2022

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