The United States federal government mandates that federal agency desktops running Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista adopt Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) security settings.
See Change History for updates (Updated January 2011)
|About FDCC compliance for Rational products on Windows|
|Rational Product FDCC Compliance List|
|Known FDCC issues|
Rational Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) testing was conducted as a self-certification process. Testing includes a reasonable level of testing to ensure that installation and core features will function on this configuration. Known issues are documented in various technotes, as indicated in the table below.
The local security setting, "Microsoft network client: Digitally sign communications (always)"
which is normally disabled by default, is enabled in testing IBM Rational has done on FDCC configuration.
Please note that in order to facilitate machine access in the distributed test environment, this setting was disabled for much of the testing.
Rational Product FDCC Compliance List
TBD = to be determined
N/A = not applicable
|Rational product||Version initially supporting FDCC||Product limitations and restrictions|
|Rational ClearCase||18.104.22.168 & 22.214.171.124||Technote 1294925|
|Rational ClearQuest||126.96.36.199 & 188.8.131.52||N/A|
|Rational ClearCase LT||7.0.1||N/A|
|Rational RequisitePro||7.0.1||Technote 1296103|
|Rational Build Forge||7.0.2||Technote 1294670|
|Rational Rose||7.0||Technote 1294988|
|Rational Rose RealTime||7.0||Technote 1295060|
|Rational PurifyPlus||7.0 IFIX 07||N/A|
|Rational TestManager||184.108.40.206||Technote 1295007|
|Rational Test RealTime||220.127.116.11, 7.0.5||N/A|
|Rational Robot||18.104.22.168||Technote 1286101|
|Rational Portfolio Manager||22.214.171.124||N/A|
|Rational Application Developer||126.96.36.199||Technote 1291071|
|Rational Software Architect||188.8.131.52||Technote 1291071|
|Rational Software Modeler||7.0.5||N/A|
|Rational Systems Developer||7.0.5||N/A|
|Rational Asset Manager||TBD||N/A|
|Rational Functional Tester||7.0.1||Technote 1416816|
|Rational Performance Tester||7.0.1||Technote 1294141|
|Rational Service Tester for SOA Quality||184.108.40.206||N/A|
|Rational Manual Tester||220.127.116.11||N/A|
|Rational Method Composer||7.2 IFIX 02||Technote 1294673|
|Rational Policy Tester||TBD||N/A|
|Rational Developer for System z||7.1.1||N/A|
|WebSphere Developer for System z||18.104.22.168||N/A|
|Rational Business Developer||7.1||N/A|
|Rational Business Developer Extension||7.0||N/A|
|WebSphere Host Access Transformation Services Toolkit||7.0||Technote 1294963|
|Personal Communications||5.9||Technote 1295667|
|WebSphere Host On-Demand||10.0||Technote 1295691|
|SCLM AT (OEM product)||4.1||N/A|
|Issue||Description of impact|
|FDCC prevents individual users from installing ActiveX updates into their browsers.||Because the Adobe (Macromedia) Flash Player uses ActiveX technology, this effectively blocks all FDCC users from installing or updating their Flash Player installation. This puts their ability to run product multimedia content at risk, including product tours, tutorials, and "show me" UI clips.|
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