InfoConnect Desktop Help & How To

Welcome to Micro Focus InfoConnect Desktop, a full-featured desktop application that delivers the enterprise-strength connections you need:

Connect people to the data they need—Connect business users and customers to your data-rich enterprise systems – from TPF, ALCS, and Global Distribution System (GDS) hosts to IBM, Unisys, UNIX, Linux, OpenVMS, HP 3000, HP NonStop (Tandem 6530). You can run InfoConnect on Windows 10 with confidence.

Manage host access—Make Unisys applications an integral part of the Microsoft Office products users experience every day. With InfoConnect, Word, Outlook, Excel, and terminal emulation work seamlessly together.

Manage IT turbulence—Gain the flexibility you need to manage changing desktops and user preferences. Integrate full-featured emulation within a corporate portal or web page. Customize installation configurations with ease. Centrally manage Terminal IDs for host connections.

Ensure the highest level of security—From TLS 1.3 encryption (and earlier), elliptic curve cryptography (ECC), HSPD-12 (PIV/CAC), and SHA-256/RSA-2048 digital signatures to PCI DSS and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance, data masking, and patented Secure Token Authorization, InfoConnect Desktop has you covered.

Print from any host to any peripheral device—Print from shared printers, host devices, card readers, specialized ticket printers, point-of-sale terminals, and a variety of old and new communication protocols.

Integrate the host and Identity and Access Management—Streamline and secure your host-access operation by teaming InfoConnect with Host Access Management & Security Server (MSS). InfoConnect Desktop works with your Identity and Access Management (IAM) system, including those that are SAML-enabled, to authenticate to MSS. Whereupon MSS seamlessly propagates changes to application settings and user-specific content from a central server.

What’s New

InfoConnect Desktop v17.0 SP1 includes several major new features, enhancements, and installation requirements:

  • The null cipher list was expanded to include all defined null ciphers. Null ciphers are only proposed for the inner connection of a managed end-to-end encrypted connection.

  • Users can now configure connections to use both a SOCK or HTTP Proxy Server and TLS.

  • The latest Windows 10 “Windows as a Service” update is supported.

  • BIFF and BIFF8 file transfer methods on IBM System i systems are now supported. Other versions (including IBM AS/400, AS400, and iSeries systems) are also supported.

  • Email addresses on host screens are automatically recognized as hotspots that you can assign actions to.

  • The Managed Documents panel was added to the workspace. This panel includes session documents that are centrally managed.

  • Sharing ALC (.ialc), Unisys (.iuts), and T27 (.it27) macros is now supported. This feature has been supported for IBM 5250 (.rd5x), IBM3270 (.rd3x), and VT (.rdox) macros since the InfoConnect 16.2 release.