HACP Extended Edition v1.5 is available with additional features of ‘Hotspot’, ‘Key Remap Enhancement’ and ‘Start Sessions Automatically’, which will enhance the user experience with emulator screens. Here is a quick list of all the new features.
In a previous blog, I had written about different Single Sign On options in IBM Host On-Demand.
One of the options specified there is Certificate Express logon. This is proprietary to mainframes only and works only with 3270 sessions. Using this feature, 3270 display sessions can be configured to connect to the host without requiring you to enter a user ID and password. When this feature is enabled on the mainframe, a telnet client like IBM Host On-Demand, can pass certificate information from an SSL connection and the application ID from a macro, to request a user ID and a PassTicket (a temporary password) from the mainframe. Using this combination, a user can be logged on automatically.