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IBM iSeries connection with Citrix Single Sign-On.

Recently during a proof of concept for Citrix Single Sign-On, I had great difficulty using SSO to identify and submit credentials to the IBM Personal Communications suite. The exe in question was pcsws.exe and googling for help with the issue resulting in no luck what so ever.

Below are the steps to take in order to ensure this application will work for you:

The below tasks are to be completed on the SSO Client machine

  • Locate the mfrmlist.ini in c:\Program Files\Citrix\MetaFrame Password Manager\Helper\MFEmu
  • Ensure at the top of the document, an entry exists as  follows: EMU$$=Client Access. Where $$ is the relevant number.
  • Find the entry for client access below in the document and ensure it looks like the following:

[Client Access]
DisplayName=Client Access
RegistryLoc=IBM\Personal Communications\CurrentVersion\Installation Directory
ValueName=InstallDir
DLLFile=ehlapi32.dll
Process=shared
ConvertPosType=long
QuerySessionsType=long
QuerySessionStatusType=long
StartNotificationType=long
IntSize=32
WindowClass=PCSWS:Main:00400000
WindowTitle=Session $s

  • create a registry Reg_SZ called InstallDir, in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IBM\Personal Communications\CurrentVersion\Installation Directory.
  • Populate this registry entry with the directory path to the client access emulator folder: e.g.  C:\Program Files\IBM\Client Access\Emulator\
  • reboot the server.

Go ahead now and create your application definition and it should work happily.

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  1. October 10, 2011 at 6:32 am

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