"the docs are a bit thin" (!) You are being very gracious......

The login screen looks very different but they still login. They don't know that it is a "green screen" app and to prevent them from becoming suspicious we changed many things around. There is support for SSO but I haven't looked into it yet so for right now, its the old "tried and true" login screen.

I've been barely scratching the surface. The toolkit is VERY deep but also poorly documented. I'd really love to roll up my sleeves and dive in but I haven't found the time or a good resource at IBM to keep things moving. HATS is a wonderful transitional tool. Start with basic transforms and then slowly replace the 5250 stuff with .JSP based programs. Even if you took 2 or 3 years to change it all from HATS transformations to "native" .JSP's your users would get a immediate change to look and feel. It isn't a bad option for some shops and IBM is putting more resources (it seems) into the product. Now, if they could just get the documentation squared away and have some live, classroom based training available, I be very satisfied.


Mike Eovino wrote:
Good points.  Do you actually throw up the signon screen, or have you
come up with a better way to get the user's credentials?  I see hints
of a better way than the signon screen, but unfortunately, the docs
are a bit thin.

Mike E.

On 1/3/07, Pete Helgren <Pete@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

In our case, we have everyone use their own profile since we have
settings that are user profile specific in our programs and the users
also have their own outqueues to map to. Beyond that, since under the
covers (so far) it's all 5250 programming, we haven't changed much of
our existing practices.

Pete Helgren

Mike Eovino wrote:

My shop is just starting to use HATS.  Any suggestions on best
practices?  For example, should you force the user to log in, or
should you record a login macro and log all users in with the same

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