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IBM Security Ideas Portal

Shape the future of IBM Security

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including the product roadmap, by submitting enhancement ideas that matter to you the most.

Here's how it works:

Post your ideas

Start by posting ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and vote for them if they matter to you,

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  3. Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea

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The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The offering manager team will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.

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Some ideas can be implemented at IBM, while others may not fit within the development plans for the product. In either case, the team will let you know as soon as possible. In some cases, we may be able to find alternatives for ideas which cannot be implemented in a reasonable time.

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Directory Server

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Implement personalized SSH Key-Based Authentication to login into VA

The security concept of the customer makes it mandatory that SSH logins MUST not be done using username/passwort combinations and that logins MUST be done personalized, no shared Accounts allowed. Because the SDS virtual appliance does not provide...
8 months ago in Directory Server 1 Future consideration

IBM LDAP 2FA feature.

IBM LDAP 'idsldap' fileset doesn't support right now the 2FA feature. It will be helpful if 2FA is supported on AIX clients
29 days ago in Directory Server 0 Submitted

Dockerize IBM Security Directory Server

Hoping there will be a dockerized IBM Security Directory Server
8 months ago in Directory Server 1 Planned for future release

Integration of LDAP RFC 5020

Hello team, Can you integrate the operational attribute "entrydn" regarding the LDAP RFC 5020 in the list of attributes in ISDS ? Regards
10 months ago in Directory Server 3 Planned for future release

Enhance Proxy to leverage all available data to detect failure of backends

ISDS Proxy does a healthcheck to identify when a backend server is not responding and needs to be failed over. This check happens at a set frequency. The proxy is also processing user driven requests that hit the backend. The idea here is to leave...
12 months ago in Directory Server 0 Future consideration

Directory Server 2FA Integration

We have a finding which severity is high about IBM Directory Server Web login. We would like to use 2 factor authentication while loggin into IBM Directory Server Web login. Could you provide 2FA integration for while IBM Directory Server Web Login.
about 1 year ago in Directory Server 3 Not under consideration

Please provide WAS Liberty support for IBM Directory Server admin utility

The Directory Server Admin Utility .war file is only supported in WAS traditional. It would be really nice if there was a version of the IDSWebApp.war that could be deployed to and work with WAS Liberty.
7 months ago in Directory Server 0 Future consideration

Added Dataset support to the R_Admin callable service

As to the DATASET class z/OS 2.4 has added DATASET support to the R_Admin callable service. Unfortunately the TDS developers have not implemented the dataset class interface in SDBM (yet). TDS uses R_Admin (IRRSEQ00) as interface to RACF.
9 months ago in Directory Server 1 Not under consideration

Feature to lock users in the SDS server instance, which are authenticated via PTA and have no local userpassword

In our Customer (STC envrionment), we are implementing a requirement to revoke access (Suspend IBM Security Directory Server users) who do not logged into IBM Netcool Jazz Application from last 90 Days In STC environment we have IBM Security Direc...
9 months ago in Directory Server 2 Not under consideration

Automatically index attributes when a certain threshold of unindexed calls are reached

Today we get a logarithmic spaced messages whenever an attribute takes part in an unindexed search. It is suggested that we automatically index these attributes when a certain threshold of unindexed calls are reached. For example, we could say tha...
12 months ago in Directory Server 0 Future consideration