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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 22, 2021

Session timeout for Netcool/OMNIbus Administrator

From security/compliance perspective, there is a need for enforcing session timeouts for Netcool/OMNIbus Administrator & Event List.
In case of any inactivity of user-admin logged into Netcool/OMNIbus Administrator, a session/inactivity timeout is needed. The User-admin should be asked for credentials to re-login.

Idea priority High
RFE ID 148764
RFE Product Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
  • Guest
    May 18, 2021

    To clarify from the customer's perspective: The priority application is "Netcool/OMNIbus Administrator" on Windows platform, to have a user timeout. The application "Event List" is not a priority, given the modern WebGUI alternative. The request, is for ADMINISTRATOR on WINDOWS for "native client" enhancement.

  • Guest
    Feb 23, 2021

    The following information is from IBM L3 in recent Support Case TS004943871, which was the impetus for client to open this RFE:

    "The nco_jdbc.timeout is similar to the IPC.Timeout value for the native processes. It's the maximum amount of time that the jdbc client will wait for a response from the server before giving up and saying there was no response. It has nothing to do with the client disconnecting itself after a certain amount of time and requiring the password to be entered again.

    The functionality that the customer is looking for does not currently exist. We could write a trigger in the ObjectServer to disconnect specific clients that have not issued any SQL for a specific amount of time, but that won't solve the problem as the client (nco_config in this example) will not request the password again, it will just use the password the user already entered (which it caches in memory in case it ever needs to reconnect). The desired functionality would need to be implemented in the client and is therefore an RFE."