IBM Data and AI Ideas Portal for Clients

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We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

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Post ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

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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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Support secure LDAP in DataServerManager

DataServerManager does not support a secure LDAP connection via LDAPS (SSL/TLS via Port ) yet. In our company, a unsecure LDAP simple bind is deactivated due to our security policy so we can't use the advantages of user authentication with LDAP in DSM. This issue blocks our DSM rollout for
hundreds of developers. We need support of using secure LDAP in DataServerManager.
  • Guest
  • Oct 25 2017
  • Planned for future release
Client Name Datev EG
Idea Priority High
  • Admin
    Maryia Rakina commented
    29 May, 2020 08:33pm

    The new Data Management Console (think of it as DSM v3) supports StartTLS on OpenLDAP. Learn about about DMC here:

  • Guest commented
    12 Sep, 2019 12:46pm

    No organisation with any sense for security still uses unsecured LDAP.
    To my opinion this is a big flaw in the design of DSM and should be fixed asap.

  • Guest commented
    20 May, 2019 05:59pm

    We have the same issue and have as a requirement to only use a secured LDAP SSL port so this is a big restriction for us.

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