Monthly Release Notes - March 2017

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Automate and Automate Enterprise (formerly Automate BPA Server)

Version 11.0

Note: With this release, Automate BPA Server has been renamed to Automate Enterprise. This change applies to both the Standard and Enterprise versions.

Task Builder

Here are some of the features of the new Task Builder:

  • The Task Builder has been completely rewritten. It has the same overall look and feel, but is optimized for better user workflow.
  • Data value highlighting
  • Dockable panels
  • Variable inspector
  • Simplified event and function editing

New Actions and Triggers

Email Trigger

Monitor an Exchange mailbox for sent and received email messages meeting complex filter criteria.

JSON Action

  • JSON Decode - convert a JSON-encoded string into Automate variable engine objects.
  • JSON Encode - convert an Automate variable engine object into a JSON-encoded string.

Task Engine

Task Engine Rewritten

  • Internal Automate Markup Language (AML) format has been upgraded to Version 3.
  • Fixed many legacy issues. Provides a solid platform for future enhancements.

Automate Enterprise Only

Flexible Feature Licensing

Create licenses that provide solutions to your specific needs.

Automate Schedule (formerly Skybot Scheduler)

Version 4.0
  • Automate Schedule is the new name for Skybot Scheduler, and it's been moved into the Automate suite of products. The existing Skybot Scheduler features and functionality are the same, only the name has changed.
  • A new universal connector (UC) was added that is used to integrate with other systems, such as Amazon Web Services. A UC server that you define is used to control and administer the third party components (called “interfaces”). The following web services can be used with the Automate Schedule universal connector: Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CloudTrail, AWS OpsWorks Stacks, AWS CloudFormation, AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeDeploy, and AWS CodePipeline.

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Document Management (RJS)

Webdocs Windows

Version 1.8.7
  • Fixed issue with incorrect user name being logged in the document history log during the routing process.
  • Fixed issue with advancing/advanced/completed exit points not executing during the route process
Version 1.8.6
  • Fixed an issue viewing old versions of WebForms saved to WebDocs.
  • Fixed an issue opening WebForms in a new tab from the document details page.
  • Fixed an issue exporting the complete list of search results instead of just one page
  • Fixed document upload page so that a document cannot be uploaded without a document type selected.
  • Fixed issue with routing exit points not getting triggered from the WebDocs interface.
  • Fixed issue with adjusting expirations for documents already active on routes after upgrading.

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Version 7.0
  • Custom environment rule templates to monitor the Rocket iCluster product have been made available.
  • Custom environment rule templates to monitor the Vision iTera v6.2 product have been made available.
  • Custom environment rule templates to monitor the IBM PowerHA product have been made available.
  • Custom environment rule templates to monitor the Robot HA product have been made available.
  • Custom environment rule templates to monitor the M3/Movex product have been updated.
  • Custom environment rule templates to monitor the MISYS Equation product have been updated.
  • Device rules have the ability to monitor the status of Cluster Nodes and Groups.
  • The upgrade routine warns you if you have not selected products that are suitable for upgrade
  • The upgrade routine warns you if you are downgrading from a newer version of the software.
  • An upgrade to Halcyon Message Manager (HMM) changes the scope of RSTRULE actions that reset a different rule from *REF to *RULE.
  • An example rule has been added to Job Log rules.
  • Job Queue rules have the ability to select jobs using a Job List.
  • Job Queue rules provide IASP support for Job Queue monitoring.
  • A warning is displayed if the required IBM PTFs for the Job Queue Monitoring API have not been applied.
  • A fix has been applied so that Action Monitors operate correctly when used with temporary Product Authorization codes.
  • Rule actions can now be delayed by up to 24 hours.
  • Open alert action processing can be disabled via a new value of *DISABLE for System Default HAL/DFTOPNALTACTION.
  • A command to enable NetServer Users; RSTNETUSR - Reset NetServer User has been made available.
  • Auto-Export can be defined at Group level. This allows you to define a Monitor level Auto-Export policy but override at Group level.
  • The EXTLOG (External Log) Action allows you to specify the Alert text that is sent to the external file. Substitution variables are supported.
  • Print Alert Log (PRTALTLOG) includes a Save parameter which allows you to set whether the resulting spooled file should be saved after it has been printed.
  • Replying to an IBM i Inquiry Alert within the Enterprise Console now records the user in message HAL0370 that is added to the Halcyon Message Log.
  • Work with Substitution Variables (WRKSBSVAR) now allows you to define fixed length character variables via a new type of *FIXED.
  • Substitution Variable &DFTALRSUB has been made available which contains the "Subject" defined for an email. This can be used in Actions within an Action Schedule if you want to use an external program/command to send emails and need to set/pass the email subject to be used.
  • New Substitution Variables for rules have been made available:
    • &RULEDESC The Rule Description
    • &RULGRPDESC Description of the Rule Group the Rule is within
  • New Substitution Variables relating to the closing of an alert have been made available:
    • &ALRCLSDEV Alert close device if closed by SMS or Email
    • &ALRCLSJOB Alert close job
    • &ALRCLSMETH Alert close method
    • &ALRCLSSYS Alert close system
    • &ALRCLSUSER Alert close user
  • Set LDA and Call Program (SETLDA) now includes the Message File ASP Group for Message Queue Alerts in the *LDA at position 923 for 10 characters.
  • Set LDA and Call Program (SETLDA) now includes the Halcyon AlertID in the *LDA at position 914 for 9 characters.
  • Set LDA and Call Program (SETLDA) was now sets the System Name into the *LDA when performed against non-Message Queue Alerts.
  • Send Syslog Message (SNDSYSLOG) now includes the ability to specify the Port number to which syslog messages are sent.
  • On clean installs, system default HAL/ALTAUTOCLOSE now ships with a value of 90 meaning Alerts are auto-closed after 90 days.
  • On clean installs, system default HAL/DFTOPNALTACTION now ships with a value of *DISABLE meaning "Open alert action" processing is disabled.
  • Work with Alert Log (WRKALTLOG) now allows you to Subset using a wildcard value for "Message ID" or by "Program name".
  • Work with Alert Log (WRKALTLOG) now shows a status of WARNING against Alerts and SNDTXT Actions if all the devices to which the message is being sent are Held.
  • Job Queue Lists must now have a name that is prefixed with * to keep it consistent with User Lists. On upgrade existing Performance *JOB Rules that use Job Lists will be changed to use the new format name.
  • Work with Rules (WRKRULES) now includes the ability to create a new User List when prompting for "User" using F4=Prompt providing you have sufficient authority.
  • Work with Rules (WRKRULES) now includes the ability to display a Calendar by using F4=Prompt in "Calendar". You can change an exisitng calendar here if you have sufficient authority.
  • Work with Rules (WRKRULES) now includes the ability to display a User List. Within the criteria for a "User" set the value to * then use F4=Prompt.
  • Work with Rules (WRKRULES) now loads the list of rules a page at a time to improve performance.
  • Message Communicator now correctly configures a *SWTPP Modem.
  • A fix has been applied so that Display Message Log (DSPMSGLOG) allows you to use "9=Comms log" against a message sent via a Broadcast Group.
  • A fix has been applied so that emails sent via an SMTP Server respond correctly to the initial commands sent by Message Communicator.
  • Message Communicator now supports more characters as part of sending an SMS.
  • Message Communicator now supports sending emails with a subject line of up to 256 characters if sent via an external SMTP Server.
  • Message Communicator Monitor now correctly handles subscript errors.
  • The TAP - Telelocator Alphanumeric Protocol script has been modified to support additional service providers. On upgrade, a new version of script TAP will be installed. Any existing version of this script will be renamed to include a suffix of underscore. If you have made any changes to this script, you will have to re-apply them to the new version after upgrade.
  • Send Email Message (SNDEMLMSG) now informs you as part of message HMC0271 that it does not support multi-level Broadcast Groups, Escalation Lists, Schedules or Rotas and that you must use Send Text Message (SNDTXTMSG) instead.
  • The SNDTXT Action now includes an "Attach, if email" parameter which allows the following values. The selected attachment is added as a PDF and only if sending to an email device.
    • *NONE Default. No attachments
    • *ACTJOB Attach a copy of WRKACTJOB *PRINT
    • *JOBINF Attach a copy of DSPJOB *PRINT for the alerting job
    • *JOBLOG Attach a copy of DSPJOBLOG *PRINT for the alerting job
    • *SYSSTS Attach a copy of WRKSYSSTS *PRINT.
  • Send Text Message (SNDTXTMSG) now includes a "Service provider" parameter allowing you to override the Service Provider used for sending an SMS message.
  • Message Communicator now allows you to specify the maximum size of attachments for emails. This has been made available via new system default HMC/EMAILATTMAX.
  • Work with Communication Resources (WRKCMNRSC) now includes the ability to define, for directly attached devices, the type of "Flow control" that is required.
  • Work with Email Addresses (WRKEMLADR), Work with Message Queue Recipients (WRKMSGQRCP), Work with Pagers (WRKPAGERS) and Work with Phones (WRKPHONES) now include a "Position to" parameter to allow for the easier retrieval of information.
  • Work with Email Addresses (WRKEMLADR) now includes the ability to define the email format to be used via new parameter "Email send format".
  • Message Queue Monitor now correctly handles rules containing lots of criteria with complex comparisons.
  • Message Queue Monitor now cleans the message text from a generic message to remove undisplayable characters which would prevent processing.
  • Message Queue Monitor now supports message queues on IASPs.
  • Message Queue Monitor now includes the ability to change the Actions performed based on a count of the number of times triggered by the resolved message text.
  • Send Test Message (SNDTSTMSG) now issues a warning if you provide details for a message which as a Severity greater than or equal to the value in new system default HMM/TSTMSGSEVWARN.
  • Work with Messages Review (WRKMSGRVW) now shows the correct detail when "5=Display" is used against a generic message.
  • Work with Rules (WRKRULES) for Message Queue criteria now sorts the summary list of criteria by Select/Omit then by the Message ID.
  • Output Queue Monitor now supports the use of an Output Queue List to define the Output Queues to be monitored.
  • Output Queue Monitor now supports output queues on IASPs.
  • Output Queue *SPLF rules now support the use of a wildcard value for "User data". The wildcard value is case sensitive.
  • A new "Delete after" flag has been added to the EMAILSPLF and EMAILSTMF Actions. On an Output Queue rule this deletes the spooled file once the email has been processed.
  • Work with Rules (WRKRULES) for Output Queue Rule Groups now shows the last date and time the queue was checked and how long it took to process the queue by using "5=Display".
  • TCPIP *PORT rules for *LCL *LCLLIST now allow you to set the "Remote system" parameter to *ANY meaning the rule checks for the Port being available or having a connection.
  • TCPIP rules for *RMT *CALC now alert only if both the *IPV4 and the *IPV6 IP addresses fail to respond.
  • TCPIP rules now correctly use an Inverse Calendar setting.
  • Closing a TCPIP Alert now uses the "Check interval" setting rather than the Monitor cycle as the time since the last check setting is no longer reset.

LEVEL 2 - SYSTEMS OPERATIONS SUITE (includes all Level 1 updates, plus the following)

Version 7.0
  • Audit Journal GR (Generic record) rules now support IPv6 address for "IP address".
  • Audit Journal Manager now has the ability to use Auxiliary Monitors to help raise Alerts. New system default HAM/AUDMONMAX has been made available for this purpose.
  • Print Audit Journal Entries (PRTAUDJRNE) now includes the ability to include data from a remote system. The data is extracted at the time the report is run and is therefore dependent
  • on the audit journals existing on the remote system.
  • Audit Journal Manager now supports audit codes "AX" (Row and Column Access Control), "PF" (PTF Operations), "PU" (PTF Object Change) and "X2" (Query Manager Profile Audit) on V7R2 and above.
  • Custom Journal Monitor now supports a value of *OMITTED for "From program library".
  • Restricted Tasks Manager now supports sending emails via an external SMTP server when in restricted state. This is only supported for SNDTXT, EMAILSPLF and EMAILSTMF Actions in a HRT rule. If you use the SNDEMLMSG, SNDTXTMSG or SNDPGRMSG commands you MUST manually start TCPIP first.
  • Object *DIR, *IFS, and *OBJECT rules now allow a value of *ANY for "Object exists". This means that a single Alert will be raised regardless of how many matching objects are found.
  • Object *DIR rules now allow a generic path to be specified.
  • Object *FILE rules now allow you to check the age of the members from:
    • *CREATE Date created
    • *LASTUSED Date last used
    • *LASTCHG Date last changed
    • *LASTSAVE Date last saved.
  • Object *FILE rules "Check member" now allows a value of *ALL so all members in a file can be checked by a single rule.
  • Work with Rules (WRKRULES) for Object *IFS rules now list *DDIR type objects when using F4=Prompt.
  • Work with Rules (WRKRULES) for Object *IFS rules now includes new function key F10=Verify path within the criteria. This allows a check of the path to be performed and information for "exists", "type" and "size" is shown.
  • Object Monitor now includes the ability to raise a single Alert based on a count of matching IFS objects. This has been made available via a new *IFSCNT Rule Type.
  • Object Monitor now supports checking the number of journaled objects for a Journal via new *JRN Rule Type.
  • Object *OBJECT rules allow you to check how long it has been since an object was last saved via new "Object age from" value of *LASTSAVE. This only works if the save command was specified with UPDHST(*YES) which updates the date last saved on the object.
  • Object Monitor now has the ability to use Auxiliary Monitors to help raise Alerts. System default HEM/OBJMONMAX has been made available for this purpose.
  • Object Monitor now has the ability to delay an Alert unless the triggering situation is sustained for a period of time. New parameter "Alert delay" has been made available for this purpose. This specifies how long the triggering situation must continually trigger the rule before an Alert is raised.
  • Object Monitor now supports objects on IASPs.
  • The messages added to the Message Log when an Object rule is automatically held because of an object lock have been changed to improve clarity.
  • A new "Delete after" flag has been added to the EMAILSPLF and EMAILSTMF Actions. On an Object *IFS Rule this deletes the stream file once the email has been processed.
  • Performance *JOB Rules now reload Job Lists when they are changed to prevent incorrect alerting.
  • The Performance Monitor would not accept a statistic size for DBLCKW greater than 9 digits.

LEVEL 3 - ADVANCED AUTOMATION SUITE (includes all Level 1 and Level 2 updates)

Version 7.0
  • Disk Space Manager now allows you to create an Application which relates to a specific ASP, including user ASPs as part of *SYSBAS.
  • Disk Space Manager now includes new fields for the size and change size based on a specific Unit Of Measure (UOM). This means you can ensure all size values are in the same measure.
  • A new system default HAL/HDMENV has been made available to define which Environment Disk Space Manager is within. This is useful, as an example, where you have multiple Halcyon Environments such as PROD/HA but you only collect the local system data from one of them.
  • Disk Space Manager now includes the ability to define a "Name Set" which can be used to track a specific set of objects.
  • Analyze Physical File Members (ANZPFM) now allows files to be reorganized while active. The "Action if file in use" (INUSEACT) parameter now allows a value of *SHARE to support this.
  • Analyze Physical File Members (ANZPFM) now has the ability to analyze files for the number of deleted records then reorganize the files based on the highest number of deleted records first. Parameter "Mode" (MODE) now includes an additional *AUTO value for this purpose.
  • Disk Space Manager "Analyze Physical File Members" (ANZPFM) includes parameter "Maximum time to run" which means it will not attempt to reorganize files that it estimates will take longer than the time left available for the run.
  • Display Disk Analysis Data (DSPDSKDTA) now allows you to sort by the following:
    • Current records descending
    • Deleted records descending
    • Deleted record space descending
  • Display Disk Analysis Data (DSPDSKDTA) now includes option "5=Display" which uses the relevant command to display the object, if possible.
  • Improvements have been made to Display Disk Analysis Data (DSPDSKDTA) subset by path.
  • Performance Analyzer now supports very large memory pool sizes (Exabytes).
  • The Performance Monitor now correctly collects job data if the collection settings are all set to *ALL.
  • Spooled File Manager now supports the use of IASPs.
  • Spooled File Manager scripts now allow up to 25 parameters to be passed as part of a CALL.
  • Spooled File Manager scripting now supports a value 1024 characters in length for the WRITE statement. If a value exceeds this length an error occurs.
  • Spooled File Manager now allows an AFPDS spooled file to be converted to PDF on V7R1 if you have IBM PTF SI43471 applied. This only applies if you have a valid license for Spooled File Manager.
  • Work with Spooled Files (WRKSPLF) no longer fails if using "15=Email" against a spooled file then providing an email address which was comprised solely of numbers before the @ symbol.
  • Work with Spooled Files (WRKSPLF) now allows you to email a spooled file to a Broadcast Group within "15=Email". The spooled file will only be sent to email addresses in the Broadcast Group.

LEVEL 4 - OPERATIONS CENTER SUITE (includes all Level 1, 2 and 3 updates, plus the following)

Version 7.0
  • Work with Groups (WRKGRP) now accepts more than 99 commands when adding or changing an internal command list (*CMDLST *INT).
  • Advanced Job Scheduler internal command lists (*CMDLST *INT) now include the ability to specify an "Accept MsgID" for each command in the command list.
  • Advanced Job Scheduler now allows you to store Notes at Job level via a new setting of *DATABASE in system default HJS/NOTESTYPE.
  • Work with Groups (WRKGRP) now prompts when you attempt to delete a Group that is referenced by other Groups/Jobs.
  • Work with Groups (WRKGRP) now allows you to specify a Remote Location Group for "Authorized Systems" on the Group for "Allow Invoke" and "Allow Condition Query". This provides the ability to allow Invoke and Condition queries for multiple Remote Locations.
  • Work with Groups (WRKGRP) now allows you to work with the currently running job, as per the Schedule, via options "10=Work with Schedule" then "5=Work with job". This only works if the job is currently active or has produced spooled files.
  • Work with Groups (WRKGRP) now allows adding a new Job to a subsequent Group to which you are authorized when you had *USE authority to the top Group in the list.
  • Work with Groups (WRKGRP) no longer displays an "Actual" date/time for an ended Repeat Group.
  • Work with Schedule (WRKSCH) now includes F19 to toggle between showing the "Remote System" or "Job Queue" for the Job.
  • Work with Schedule (WRKSCH) now retains the Description of Groups/Jobs. This means that when they have been deleted they still show the Description. The Description is prefixed with "Deleted:"
  • Work with Schedule (WRKSCH) now lists the Jobs within a future run Group that has been ended.
  • Work with Schedule (WRKSCH) correctly displays any "Held" Forecast repeat Groups/Jobs.

HA-MX Monitor

Version 15.0
  • HA-MX Monitor now supports the following additional audit attributes:
    • AUDCMP Audit objects compared
    • AUDDETNE Audit objects detected not equal
    • AUDNOTCMP Audit objects not compared
    • AUDNOTRCV Audit objects not recovered
    • AUDRCV Audit objects recovered
    • AUDTOT Audit total objects selected
    • AUDSTS Audit history status
  • A new system default HMX/AUDHSTMAXMINS has been made available to control whether the values returned by the last Audit are considered valid.
  • HA-MX rules now support the ability to require a Comment when closing an Alert if closed within "Display Message Console" (DSPMSGCON). This is set on the first page of the rule by new parameter "Console comment".
  • HA-MX Monitor now has the ability to re-alert if the Alert is closed and the rule is still triggering. This is controlled by new system default HMX/ALWDUPALERT.
  • HA-MX now supports 4 digits for "Attribute" LSTAPYTIME.
  • HA-MX Monitor job log now correctly handles messages from failed MIMIX RTVAPYSTS commands.

MQ Manager

Version 15.0
  • MQ Manager now supports grace periods for raising and auto-closing Alerts via two new system defaults; HMQ/MMQALTDLY and HMQ/MMQCLSDLY. These define the values that will be used for Rules set to use *DFT. Two new MQ Manager rule parameters have also been added; Alert Delay and Close Delay.

Record and Playback

Version 15.0
  • Record & Playback now includes the ability to define the default library for scripts via new system default HRP/DFTSCRIPTLIB.
  • Record & Playback now includes 3 example scripts:
    • ZDLTJOBLOG: This script deletes job logs from the QEZJOBLOG output queue for a specified user
    • ZDLTLIBS: This script deletes all R_* libraries
    • ZRPLMSGD: This script updates SNDTXT Actions in Action Schedules and Rules replacing one Message Device with another.

These scripts are only available on new or clean installations, not upgrades.

  • Run HRP Script (RUNHRPSCR) in Debug mode has been enhanced to show 1024 characters when you use "5=Display" against a variable.
  • Record & Playback scripts now allow up to 25 parameters to be passed as part of a CALL.
  • Work with Playback Sessions (WRKPLBSSN) option "10=Screens" now shows the script line number that resulted in the screen that has been captured along the bottom of the display.

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HelpSystems Insite

Version 1.11
Opt-in Profiles

You can now use opt-in profiles for almost all supported products in Insite (this feature does not currently integrate with Robot Network for HelpSystems Insite). Opt-in profiles allow you to create and assign a profile to a product connection without setting up an assigned profile beforehand.

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Compliance Monitor

Version 3.26
  • Missing custom logos on the Scorecard reports has been fixed.
  • The Compliance Monitor context sensitive help has been updated to inherit the standard Powertech HTML help architecture.
  • When copying a Log File report and creating a new filter, the criteria fields no longer include fields from other Log File reports.
  • Extra user profile data, such as Object reports for User Libraries, is no longer being collected when not needed.
  • Inability to run a scheduled Batch Assessment the second time in a day has been resolved.

Network Security

Version 7.08
  • Easily define and manage groups of network users. A collection of user profiles can now be quickly and easily managed from directly within Network Security.
    • A new type of User Rule has been added. Network Security's new User Groups are containers for groups of user profiles that can be used in place of user profile names when defining a User Rule.
    • Ranked sequence. User Groups are assigned a sequence number that determines the order they are used in the exit programs. For example, if there are three User Rules with NS User Groups for a specific Server/Function, and all three have USER1 as a member, the rule with the lowest sequence number will be used. (Of course, a User Rule assigned specifically to USER1 for the Server/Function would have priority.)
    • Green screen and web browser support. User Groups can be easily defined and applied to User Rules in the green screen or Insite Web UI.
  • Simplified Green Screen Interface. The green screen interface has been simplified. Previously, management of User Rules was handled on one of three different panels, depending on how the User Rule was invoked. These panels have been consolidated into a single "Work with Security by User" panel. Similarly, all Location Rules are now managed with the "Work with Security by Location" panel. For details, see Appendix M: Interface Changes in Network Security 7.08 in the Network Security Administrator's Guide.
  • Bug Fixes and Usability Improvements.
    • FTP/REXEC sign-on no longer causes the exit program to fail with an MCH3601 (pointer not set) error.
    • A program that is called to check whether SUMCAPTRAN can be started has been fixed.
    • When a transaction is rejected due to a prefilter rule, the reject message is now correctly sent to QSYSOPR.
    • Transactions with leading spaces can now be memorized.

Password Self Help

Version 3.002
Insite Dashboard Widgets

The Dashboard on the HelpSystems Insite Web Browser Interface can now be configured to display important information about the general status of Password Self Help. It can also help you keep an eye on registered users, login attempts, and other Password Self Help data. The following Insite Dashboard Widgets have been added:

  • Operation Status: Indicates important information about system profiles and Password Self Help users.
  • Registered Users: Indicates the number of users who are fully registered, partially registered, and not registered.
  • Users with Unanswered Questions: Indicates the number of registered users who have not answered the required number of security questions.
  • Reset Attempts: Indicates the number of successful and failed password reset attempts.
  • Users Disabled by Failed Resets: Indicates the number of users that have been disabled due to failed reset attempts.
  • Reset Attempts by User: Lists users with failed password reset attempts, along with the number of each user's failed and successful reset attempts.
New Commands
  • The command DSBPSHPRF has been added, which sets the profile to DISABLED within Password Self Help.
  • The command ENBPSHPRF has been added, which sets the profile in ENABLED within Password Self Help.
  • The command CLNUPPSHPR has been added, which removes unwanted profiles (those not physically existing on the system) from Password Self Help.
  • The command DSPPSHPRF has been added, which returns information about users. It lists the users that are registered in Password Self Help, what language they are registered to, how many questions are required, and how many they have answered. It also lists each profile's status and the number of questions assigned to each profile. It can be used to show which users have not completed registration. The command can create an outfile or display to the screen.
  • The command CPYPSHCNFG has been added, which allows you to copy the Password Self Help configuration, including questions if desired.
Bug Fixes and Usability/Security Improvements

Password Self Help 3.002 includes many fixes and small improvements to general usability and security.

  • During password reset, if the password entered is not compatible with your IBM i system's password requirements, help text is available that lists definitions of the error codes.
  • Security of self-enrollment has been enhanced.
  • A repeating character issue has been resolved for right-to-left languages like Hebrew and Arabic.
  • If the number of enabled Password Self Help users exceeds the number of licenses, a message is sent upon the following:
    • When ALERTSH signs on.
    • On reset attempt via Insite web UI.
    • When running the RTVPRFSH command.
  • A warning of an expired license is now listed on the report when running RTVPSFSH.
  • A message now appears during password reset when the number of enabled users exceeds the number of licensed users.
  • Answers can now be configured from right to left during registration for Hebrew, Arabic, and other right-to-left languages.
  • On the green screen, if Help and Bulletin text both exist, both Help and Bulletin text are displayed during registration. If no text has been entered, an extra screen no longer appears.

Policy Minder

Version 3.03

The process of adding servers has been simplified:

  • The Add New Server screen now offers the followng:
    • Variable support for:
      • “Name” field: {nameoripaddress}, {servertype}, {hostname}
      • “Description” field: {name}, {nameoripaddress}, {servertype}, {hostname}
      • “Name or IP Address”: {name}
    • Additional variables. The following new variables can be used in the fields outlined:
      • {nameoripaddress} This variable will use whatever is typed into the “Name or IP Address” field
      • {servertype} This variable will use whatever is selected for the “Server Type” dropdown
      • {hostname} This variable will use whatever the hostname of the server that is being logged into is
      • {name} This variable will use whatever is typed into the “Name” field will be replaced
  • A new Add Multiple Servers screennow acts very similar to the Add New Server screen, but allows for adding multiple servers (of the same OS) at once.
    • Variable support for (Description field only)
    • Servers to add are separated by semi-colons or newlines
    • Servers are specified either by DNS name or the following syntax: <servers-name>@<dns-or-ipaddress> (see inline help for specific examples)
  • For both the Add a New Server screen and the new Add Multiple Servers screen, the Save button adds the server, but keeps the screen open and the fields populated. New Save and Exit button saves and closes.
  • Canceling: With both features, a user can now cancel the add operation.When cancelled in the middle of adding a new server, Policy Minder will clean up after itself.
  • Performance improvement. The time required to add a non-windows server was reduced by half.

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Robot HA

Version 12.02
  • If you're a RSF-HA customer, you can now convert from RSF-HA 11 to Robot HA 12. See our conversion instructions for more details.

Robot Monitor

Version 14.1.1

AIX and VIOS partitions are now supported in Robot Monitor!

Here are some of the new features in this release:

  • Added dozens of new data definitions monitorable on AIX and VIOS partitions. You can filter these by selecting AIX Elements or Vios Elements in the Data Collection screen.

  • Added a Storage Information view for AIX and VIOS partitions. This allows you to see technical information for any AIX and VIOS volume groups on a system.

  • Updated the System Data view and made it accessible to AIX and VIOS partitions.

  • Key Statistic — This new widget can be added to your dashboards. It displays an element, such as CPU Usage, for a single system, system group, or all systems. (Available for IBM i, AIX, and VIOS)

For information on how to install Robot Monitor on an AIX or VIOS partition, click here.

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Agent for RSA SecurID

Version 9.8.1
  • HelpSystems style licensing. This change has been included for completeness. Version 9.8.0 had been created to help identify which version of licensing was being used within the software i.e. Safestone (9.7.0 and earlier) or HelpSystems (from 9.8.0).
  • Compatibility with IBM i 7.2 and i 7.3. Version 9.8.0 was the first version to be compatible with 7.2 and also 7.3 of the IBM i operating system. If you are planning to install or upgrade to 7.2 or 7.3, please ensure that you plan to install, or upgrade to, at least Version 9.8.0 of DetectIT Agent for RSA SecurID at the same time.
  • Upgrade does not require QSECOFR. As from version 9.8.1, installations and upgrades no longer require the use of the QSECOFR profile nor a profile that is part of the QSECOFR group. However, the alternative profile must have the same Special Authorities as QSECOFR on the intended release level of IBM i. Versions prior to 9.8.1 required the software to be installed or upgraded using the QSECOFR security officer profile or a profile with QSECOFR as the Group Profile.
  • Agent Administrator is not part of the QSECOFR group. When the agent software is installed or upgraded the Agent Administrator profile, ACEDTI is no longer created nor updated with Group Profile of QSECOFR. Instead, ACEDTI has the Group Profile parameter, GRPPRF set to *NONE.
  • The Node Secret Encryption Algorithm has changed. The data within the Node Secret, /var/ace/securid is no longer encrypted using DES. With the way the new cryptographic method returns the data, the file is now 1024 bytes instead of 512.
  • Agent for RSA SecurID now allows for selection of configured exit point formats. When checking applications with multiple formats, for example: FTP or REXEC, the processing now allows a format to be selected even when that same format has an Exit Program registered within the IBM i Registration Facility. Previously, when checking multiple formats, the application could not be selected if an Exit Program had been configured against any of the formats for that application.
  • Authenticate FTP from one IBM i system to another. It is now possible to authenticate an FTP request being performed from one IBM i system to another. The previous processing assumed the FTP would be performed from a Windows system to an IBM i system.

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Note: Skybot Scheduler has been renamed to Automate Schedule and is now part of the Automate suite of products. The notes for this release and all future releases will be located under Automate Schedule.

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