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Status Future consideration
Workspace Rational Other
Categories Build Forge
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 13, 2017

PIV support for Build Forge

We have a VA government requirement to enable Smart Card login for every tool. At this point, in my research, I don't find that it is currently available. We are being given and April 1st mandate, or face shutdown of the server. We have several projects that use BF as the build engine for our RTC builds.

Idea priority Urgent
RFE ID 99650
RFE Product Rational Build Forge
  • Guest
    Apr 26, 2017

    The theme of this request is consistent with our business strategy, however it is not committed to the release that is currently under development.