IBM i Access Client Solutions is the newest member of the IBM i Access family. It provides a Java based, platform-independent interface that runs on most operating systems that support Java, including Linux, Mac, and Windows™.

IBM i Access Client Solutions consolidates the most commonly used tasks for managing your IBM i into one simplified location. The latest version of IBM i Access Client Solutions is available to customers with an IBM i software maintenance contract.

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Installing and updating IBM i Access Client Solutions is as simple as unpacking the zip archive. And it can be deployed to a network shared drive providing a single location to update for all users.

IBM i Access Client Solutions uses the same IBM i host servers as the other IBM i Access Family products and requires the same IBM i Access Family license (XW1) in order to use the 5250 emulation and Data Transfer features.

IBM i Access Client Solutions also provides two optional platform-specific packages which include middleware for using and developing client applications.

IBM i Access Client Solutions - Windows Application Package for Windows operating systems.
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IBM i Access Client Solutions - Linux Application Package for Linux operating systems.
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These optional packages are only available for download on the Entitled Systems Support (ESS) website under 5761-SS1 or 5770-SS1.

The base package for IBM i Access Client Solutions can also be downloaded from Entitled Systems Support (ESS) under 5761-SS1 B_Group1 or 5770-SS1 B_Group1. Using the hide/show option on the ESS website will allow you to download the base package or just the optional packages for Windows and Linux. Here is an example of downloading the base package for IBM i Access Client Solutions along with its two optional packages for Windows and Linux. Customers requiring physical media can acquire it by ordering refresh feature 6288 for 5761-SS1 or 5770-SS1. Physical media is not available for the Windows and Linux optional packages.


The latest updates are available at IBM i Access Client Solutions base package. The next available update is planned for June 2018 and will require Java 8.

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