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. In Presentation Builder, the hosts to which you will connect are limited to 3270, 5250, T27, and UTS; the other available host types are not relevant.

Host type Description Connection data
3270 IBM Mainframe 3270E logical unit (LU)
5250 IBM AS/400 5250E logical unit (LU)
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 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. For information about the options on these pages, click Help.

  4. In the New ID page, specify a Host Type, ID Name, and ID Type for your ID.
    Caution Typically, when using ID management, you specify a Host Name for your ID. For Presentation Builder applications, leave the Host Name list box blank.

    The host type you select determines the ID naming conventions and ID types available to you. For UTS and T27 hosts, a single ID pool should contain IDs for only one host type. Regardless of the host type, the ID name you specify cannot include spaces or commas. IDs for 5250 sessions cannot begin with a number.

    For 3270 and 5250 sessions, the ID name is the dedicated resource that you will use to configure your host connection.

    For UTS and T27 sessions, ID names must map to valid UTS terminal IDs or T27 station IDs on the host.

    If you select a UTS host type, the only ID Type available is Application.

  5. (Optional) To automatically generate a range of IDs based on the information you specify, select Range. 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.

Related Topics
Bullet Managing Host Access IDs, Overview
Bullet Configuring ID Pools
Bullet Configuring ID Sets
Bullet Manually Reclaiming IDs