Configure Sessions to use ID Manager to Assign Terminal IDs

ID Manager configures and monitors a pool of resource IDs that a client can use to establish a host session. Resource IDs work in place of the required address or identifier for a particular terminal type. This eliminates the need to configure a terminal ID (GPID or LU) for each and every client. You can use ID Manager with 3270, 5250, UTS, ALC and T27 terminal emulation sessions.

When a session is configured to use ID Manager, the client obtains an ID before the session connects and then holds on to the ID throughout the session. When the session disconnects, the ID is returned to its pool. A different ID may be used the next time the session connects.

Use the following procedure to enable ID Manager for individual sessions. To enable ID Manager for one or more groups of users, see Customize the EXTRA! X-treme Installation.

To configure a new session to use an ID

Note: To complete this procedure, you need the complete URL for the ID Manager server and the attributes that ID Manager server requires to allocate an ID.

  1. In EXTRA! X-treme, choose File > New to create a new session.
  2. Follow the prompts in the wizard to choose the host type, session type and connection type.
  3. When you reach the multi-tabbed screen, click the Advanced tab.
  4. Select the Use ID Management check box and click Configure ID Management.
  5. In the ID Management dialog box, do the following:
    1. Keep Use Reflection ID Management Server selected.
    2. Enter the URL for ID Manager in the box, as in the following example:

      http[s]://<server name>[:port]/rwebidm

    where rwebidm is typically case sensitive, but is not. If you use the default ports (80 for http and 443 for https), the colon and port number are not required.

    1. Under Obtain ID using, select only those attributes required by the server. If you select Pool name, enter the name of the pool.
    2. Click Test to test the connection.
    3. Click OK to save your changes.
  6. Complete the session creation.

To configure an existing session to use an ID

  1. In a session, select Options > Settings.
  2. On the left, select Connection.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Follow steps 4-6 from the preceding procedure.