ID Manager configures and monitors a pool of resource IDs that can be used 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 and 5250 terminal emulation sessions.
When a session is configured to use ID Manager, Extra! obtains an ID just 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.
To configure ID Management for an installation
Use the customized installation option to configure the ID Manager server URL and ID selection criteria for a deployment of Extra!. If you skip this step, you'll need to configure these settings in each Extra! 3270 or 5250 session that will use ID Management. (See the following procedure.)
After Extra! is installed, use one of the following procedures to enable ID Management for each session.
To enable ID Management in a session
In Extra!, do one of the following:
In a new session, choose> and in the wizard, select the host, session, and connection types. When you reach the multi-tabbed screen, click the tab.
In an existing session, choose> , and on the left, select ,and then click the tab.
On thetab, select the check box .
If ID Management wasn't configured for the installation, configure it for the session:
Enter the URL for ID Manager in the box, as in the following example:
where idm is typically case sensitive, but server_nameis not. If you use the default ports (80 for http and 443 for https), the colon and port number are not required. Ask your system administrator to provide you with the URL for the ID Management Server.
Under, select only those attributes required by the server. If you select , enter the name of the ID pool.
Clickto verify that an ID can be obtained from the ID server with the current settings.
Clickto save your changes.
Complete the session creation.