Configuring IDs

Host access IDs provide unique connection data for a session with a host. The type of connection data and available properties for an ID depend on the host type with which it will be used.

Host type Description Connection data
3270 IBM Mainframe 3270E logical unit (LU)
5250 IBM AS/400 5250E logical unit (LU)
Apollo Apollo Galileo Airline Reservation System Client ID
Matip ALC IBM TPF (MATIP) Terminal address (TA)
Matip UTS Unisys ClearPath IX or 2200 Series T27 station ID (SID)
Sabre or Shares EDS SHARES, AMADEUS, System One, or Sabre Airline Reservation System LNIATA
T27 Unisys ClearPath LX/NX or A Series T27 station ID
UTS Unisys ClearPath IX or 2200 Series (INT1) UTS terminal ID

You can create new IDs when you create your pools or, later, as a separate step. For directory service pools, IDs are dynamically created as needed based on information you supply when you create a directory service pool. The New ID command is unavailable.

If they are not currently in use, you can edit ID properties, move IDs from one pool to another, and delete existing IDs. You cannot edit the properties of an allocated ID. Because IDs in directory service pools exist only while allocated, you cannot edit their properties.

Some ID properties, such as host mappings, are common to all ID types, while some properties vary, depending on the ID type.

To create a new ID in an existing pool
  1. In the MCS left pane under Services, click ID Management.

  2. Under ID Management, click Configure IDs.

  3. In the MCS right pane, select an existing pool from the tree, right-click to display the shortcut menu, and then choose New ID.

    When you choose New ID, a series of pages guides you through selecting options for your ID. The pages are different, depending on your selections in the New ID page. For information about the options on these pages, click Help.

  4. In the New ID page, specify a Host Type, ID Name, ID Type, and, in most products, a Host Name for your ID.

    The host type you select determines the ID naming conventions and ID types available to you. For example, some hosts required hexadecimal values under ID Name. Regardless of the host type, the ID name you specify cannot include spaces or commas. If you select a UTS host type, the only ID Type available is Application.

    If you select Range, you can automatically generate a range of IDs based on the information you specify. You can pad the start value by prefixing additional zeros, for example, you could start with 00100.

You can right-click an ID in the Configure IDs pane to display a shortcut menu from which you can edit ID properties, move, or delete IDs.

You can select more than one ID to move or delete but only IDs that are currently not allocated are affected. If the IDs are allocated but not actually in use, you may need to manually reclaim them. For information, see the topic Manually Reclaiming an ID.

Related Topics
Bullet Managing Host Access IDs, Overview
Bullet Configuring ID Pools
Bullet Configuring ID Sets
Bullet Mapping Multiple Addresses to a Single Host Name
Bullet Manually Reclaiming IDs