Managing Host Access IDs
Management & Control Services (MCS) provides IDs to client applications at runtime. If you manage IDs in this way, you can omit unique connection data (such as T27 station IDs or UTS terminal IDs) from the client (viewer, printer applet, or Smart Connector) configuration. This lets you create a single configuration that can be used by multiple clients to establish multiple sessions with a host, rather than having to create a separate configuration for each host connection.
To use this feature of MCS:
- The feature must be supported by the client (viewer, printer applet, or custom application).
- Depending on your host type, the IDs may need to map to existing IDs on the host.
- If you want to be able to assign IDs to specific users, you must set up your directory service in MCS before you can create the ID pools.
When a user starts a client, the client gets an ID from MCS and uses the ID to connect to the host. MCS keeps track of (monitors) the IDs that are in use. If all the IDs assigned to a pool are in use, no other host sessions can be opened through that pool.