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Status Future consideration
Workspace App Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 15, 2013

Remove user id name length restriction

Currently there is a restriction for IIB that Windows users can only have 12 characters and linux 8. See the following:

The issue is that we are trying to sell IIB to a customer who has their IT out sourced and their vendor runs both the servers and their Microsoft Active Directory (AD) and this company has a standard for the existing AD forest where users are named DOMAIN\first.last or

This causes an issue with IIB as most of their users have names that are longer with 12 characters, which leaves them with only 2 choices:
1) change the existing user's name
2) create new users just for IIB

This has been raised as a negative reason to buy IIB

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 41714
RFE Product IBM App Connect Enterprise (formerly IBM Integration Bus)
  • Admin
    Ben Thompson
    Jul 14, 2021

    Idea / RFE review. Apologies for the length of time this idea has been in the status of Uncommitted Candidate / Future Consideration. This annoyance for users remains on our radar for future improvement. We note the fact that the product has evolved in the security space - when connecting with a webuser (from Toolkit, web ui or via remote commands) the authenticated user (which can be done using LDAP identities for example) is then mapped to the local user role. The restriction documented applies to the local user role but need not apply to the web user .. so there is a need to have a local userid with the restricted number of characters for each desired role, but not for each product user. Nevertheless we understand the pain of this usability restriction which we may potentially address in future. Status of the idea is maintained in status Future Consideration.

  • Guest
    Oct 7, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Integration
    Product - IBM Integration Bus (WebSphere Message Broker) - IIB

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Connectivity and Integration
    Product - IBM Integration Bus (WebSphere Message Broker) - IIB