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IBM Navigator for i



IBM Navigator for i is a modern web-based interface for managing and monitoring one or more IBM i instances securely from a single location. This modern user interface can be accessed from http://hostname:2001 or 2002. If running under TLS https://hostname:2010 or 2003 (default ports).

This new IBM Navigator was initially release in Sept 2021. PTFs are available in the HTTP group for IBM i 7.3, IBM i 7.4, and IBM i 7.5. It is re-created in a new framework and user interface that replaces the heritage IBM Navigator for i. This new IBM Navigator for i runs under the ADMIN1 server and by default listens on port 2002. The URL for the new Navigator is http://hostname:2002/Navigator


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Product page: Navigator for i
Note Important updates and changes to IBM Navigator
Authority changes from slip-install causes *USER profiles to get blank screen
Fall 2023:
After updating release from IBM i 7.3 or IBM i 7.4 moving to IBM i 7.4 or IBM i 7.5, existing user profiles which used IBM Navigator for i before upgrade, may receive a blank screen when logging into IBM Navigator for i. 
This is caused from incorrect authority changes in the install process for the preferences folders used by Navigator.  Users with *ALLOBJ authority do not have any problems.  New users created after upgrade do not have this problem.
The fix for this is provided with the HTTP group level updated 17 October 2023 (Q3+ PTFs listed on PTF page released Oct 2023).
This fix requires that a user with *ALLOBJ authority logs into IBM Navigator for i after the PTFs are applied to perform the authority corrections.  If not done, the *USER profiles will continue to have issues with IBM Navigator for i.
The circumvention choices to resolve this issue are:
  1. Install latest HTTP group PTF followed by logging in to IBM Navigator on that system with a user profile with *ALLOBJ authority
  2. Manually change the authority for all the user preferences subdirectories and files to allow access.  Proper authority for these directories is:
    • *USER(owner) *RWX
  3. Remove all the preferences folders and files in '/QIBM/UserData/OS400/Navigator/Preferences' directory.  This will wipe out all managed node information and preferences set for everything to do with IBM Navigator for i.  The next time this user logs in to IBM Navigator for i, a new preference file will be created.

Access to lazy-load tables through NEWNAV in QNEWNAVSRV
Spring 2023
IBM Navigator for i will use a lazy-load function to provide large lists of data more efficiently to the user.  The lazy-load service uses the NEWNAV procedure which has moved from QUSRSYS library to library QNEWNAVSRV.  This process changed in the June 2022 PTFs.
When the lazy load function is first set up, the user logged-in during the setup is required to have enough authority for the NEWNAV service program to be set up in QNEWNAVSRV library.  This is a requirement for Navigator. 
See Lazy-Load Tables with QNEWNAVSRV for more information.

Getting started with IBM Navigator for i:

Navigator for i is redesigned, leveraging the latest in web and IBM i data retrieval technology to create a user-centric, high-performing interface for monitoring and managing one or more IBM i systems in a highly secure manner.

To open the new Navigator after installing the latest PTFs, use the URL:  http://hostname:2001 OR http://hostname:2002/Navigator.  

If running with TLS, use the default URLs:  https://hostname:2010 OR   https://hostname:2003/Navigator

Once logged in, select the endpoint node to work with by double-clicking the system tile to gain access to all features. See "Dashboard" link for more features of the Dashboard. 

Note: the "/Navigator" text is required and case-sensitive. 

Note:  If you previously secured some of the ADMIN servers (disabling HTTP in the process), the new Navigator (and the new DCM) does not work out of the box insecurely at the default http://hostname:2002/ address. You have to configure TLS.

     IBM Navigator for i Home page


    Install, Service, and Reference links:

    Service Level Requirement:
    IBM Navigator is installed as part of the IBM i operating system. It is part of SS1 option 3. The actual PTF is delivered as part of the HTTP PTF Group.

    In addition, there are a number of other groups that are needed to ensure that all parts of the navigator interface function properly.  For a list of these groups, see Product Install Requirements.

    IBM Docs links
    • Systems management:
    • Connecting to your system:
    • Performance tools:
    Heritage Navigator
    • On 7.4 and 7.3, if you want to have ADMIN2 running, but without Heritage Navigator, follow these steps to Remove heritage IBM Navigator for i from Admin2You can then restart ADMIN2 and access the LDAP interface.  The following PTFs perform the changes to remove heritage Navigator from configuration, and will set up ADMIN2 to be started by default.  These will be in the HTTP group 2023 March level update:
    • 5770SS1 V7R4M0 SI82187
      5770SS1 V7R3M0 SI82188
    • The heritage Navigator running in ADMIN2 is no longer started by default. If you have a requirement to access the heritage Navigator, follow the instructions on this page to Enable and Disable Heritage Navigator. 
     Previous changes to IBM Navigator
    Security enhancement:
    Function Usage ID QIBM_NAV_ALL_FUNCTION default setting is now *DENIED.  The change to default of *DENIED happens one time only on the first install of any PTF starting with the May 2022 PTF.  If the May 2022 PTF is skipped, QIBM_NAV_ALL_FUNCTION is changed to *DENIED on the next superseding PTF that is installed.
    With this change, user profiles that previously were allowed to access IBM Navigator for i functions might now be restricted.  To allow user access, refer to the Function usage ID table at IBM Navigator for i - Function usage IDs.

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      Modified date:
      09 May 2024