Security-rich browser access to host applications and data

IBM® Host On-Demand provides security-rich web-to-host terminal emulation and host access application programming support from a single interface. Host On-Demand provides connectivity to TN3270E, TN5250, VT52, VT100, VT220 and VT420 systems; IBM CICS® applications; and FTP servers. Host On-Demand is available as a stand-alone product or as part of the IBM Host Access Client Package and the IBM Host Integration Solution.

Host On-Demand provides low-cost, centrally deployed host access and easy, centralized administration.

Security-rich, browser-based host access

Web-based application programming support

Administrative and desktop utilities

IBM Standalone Host On-Demand Client

IBM Host Integration License Manager

Wide platform support and integration capabilities

Related products

Host On-Demand resources

Currency enhancements

TLS 1.1 and 1.2 support for HOD redirector:

HOD Administrator will have ability to choose Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) for secure connections using Redirector. This results in the HOD Redirector using TLS v1.2 or TLS v1.1 or TLS v1.0 based on the security configuration of the client or host.

Key Usage & Extended Key Usage:

This feature allows HOD client to send Personal Certificate based on Key Usage. The Select Certificate Key Usage dialog shows all of the defined Object ID (OID) key usages. This also further supports Extended Key Usage to add a new OID and description to the list.

At authentication time, HOD chooses certificates for client authentication, based on the key usage that you select. If a certificate's Enhanced Key Usage attribute contains one or more of the OIDs that you specify, the certificate is eligible for use

Supports for Windows 10


Usability Enhancements

Look And Feel Enhancements:

HOD v12.0’s default theme for Windows clients is based on Java’s Nimbus Look and Feel. Other look and feel improvements include, new session icons, logon screen background, layout changes etc.

Windows style text selection:

HOD uses can select the text on the terminal screen in uneven fashion similar to text editing application, notepad in Windows.

Close button for Tabbed sessions:

Users can close the embedded HOD sessions with using the close button on the session tab.

Keystroke Buffering:

HOD v12.0 includes key type-ahead feature that enables users to continue typing when input is inhibited. Keys typed are queued and processed when input inhibited condition is removed.

GUI for Directory Utility:

HOD v12.0 includes a graphical interface for the existing command line tool DirUtil for Windows and Linux.

Copy as Image:

This feature allows the end user to copy the green screen (presentation space) or part of the green screen (presentation space) as Image.

Print Graphics:

The feature is implemented based on PCOMM's working of Print Graphics. It prints the marked area of screen as image.


Productivity Enhancements

Script to find HOD server version:

HOD Administrators can find the HOD server version by executing a script/batch file available for all the supported operating systems. This is useful for finding HOD server version using command line interface.

Support for browsers without Java plugin:

HOD cached and download client pages, when accessed using a browser that do not support java plugin will automatically generate a JNLP file and prompt users to launch it to use HOD client without the web browser. All the default HOD cached and download client pages and those created using HOD v12.0 Deployment Wizard will have this capability. For more information on the supported browsers, please refer to Host On-Demand system requirements page.


Installation Enhancements

New Installer:

IBM Host On-Demand v12.0 will be installed using IBM Installation Manager on all the supported platforms.


Other Enhancements

Stand-alone Host On-Demand client:

HOD v12.0 includes a stand-alone client package that works without any dependency on HOD server. HOD administrator can allow users to download the stand-alone package using which users can configure and access host sessions without any dependency on HOD server.

64 bit support:

HOD v12.0 can be installed as 64bit application on a 64bit Operating system. HOD Service Manager runs as a 64 bit process.


Removed Features

Host On-Demand v12.0 does not support HP-UX or HP-IA platforms anymore.

Host On-Demand v12.0 does not support JRE 1.6 or below.

Always up-to-date system requirement reports can be dynamically generated using the Software Product Compatibility Reports (SPCR) tool.

For your convenience, the tabs below identify the supported releases of Host On-Demand from which you can select detailed system requirement reports for different contexts (by Operating System, by component). Note that clicking a link will always generate a new, up-to-date report.

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12.0 Release

11.0.14 Release

11.0 - 11.0.10 Release

Review the System Requirements for Host On-Demand 11.0 - 11.0.10

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