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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 12, 2022

Use "Site Awareness" in MQ / LDAP Configuration

We use LDAP for user authentication (AUTHINFO TYPE(IDPWLDAP)).

We have a global dispatcher URL (CONNAME(

The LDAP server implementation is Windows Active Directory / Domain Controllers. Windows has a built-in feature to find always "the best" (closest / fastest) Domain Controller, so all our Windows Servers use the global dispatcher URL without issues (feature is called "Site Awareness").

We use MQ on Linux, where Site Awareness is not available.


Please add Site Awareness as feature for MQ.

When we configure a dispatcher URL, such as "", MQ should use the fastest Domain Controller for its authentication requests.

Idea priority High
  • Admin
    Mark Taylor
    Jan 17, 2023

    MQ makes use of the IBM Directory Server LDAP client for access to generic LDAP capabilities. It has no knowledge of Active Directory-specific features, and this is not something we would imagine adding to MQ, even if it were possible. If Directory Server were ever enhanced to expose this feature then we might consider utilising it.