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ASP Encryption Enablement for ASP 1 (*SYSBAS)

The current IBM i Option to support data encryption at rest SS1 Option 45 Encrypted ASP Enablement does not support encryption of ASP 1 *SYSBAS Use Case: At the moment this existing SS1 option does not allow for the complete encryption of a system...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Security 6 Not under consideration

Simple IBM i user password authentication via Microsoft Active Directory

A simple password authentication from IBM i to Active directory would greatly increase the usability of user profiles on IBM i. Without using SSO/EIM because this does not suit our needs. Use Case: The active directory is the main source when it c...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Security 2 Not under consideration

Performance improvement request

This customer has applied this PTF (MF64695)to correspond to "the vulnerabilities known as Specter and Meltdown", but as a result it causes performance down. Although they are convinced about performance down partly because of emergency response, ...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Security 3 Not under consideration

Auto Update DCM root and int CA via PTF

As new root and intermediate CAs become available, have a PTF created that auto updates DCM with these new CAs. Use Case: We had a 3rd party application update their SSL wildcard cert this past Saturday.Our application failed with below errors. SS...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Security 3 Not under consideration

CPY should not require *OBJMGT authority

As a developer I have view access to production files on the IFS. I need to write a CL routine to copy them for testing. I do not have authority to copy them using The CPY command. If I use windows mapped drives I can copy the files, if I use the ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Security 3 Not under consideration

Changes to CHGACTPRFL command

The CHGACTPRFL command only allows you to specify individual user id's. Use Case: It would be very beneficial if the command allowed you to "wildcard" the USERID parameter field. For example: ABC* versus ABC123, etc.
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Security 2 Not under consideration

Enhancement to DLTUSRPRF command function

DLTUSRPRF is a common OS400 command. The change object owner is a basic and often required parameter function of this command. It should not matter if the owned object is an IFS object. IBM should understand the client desire and need to have this...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Security 2 Not under consideration

IFS Encryption

IFS Encryption required to resolve SFTP of PCI/PII data:• FTP, an insecure protocol needs to be eliminated• We are looking at converting the retrieval of the file from the Unix system from the insecure FTP protocol to the secured SFTP protocol• We...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Security 2 Not under consideration

Record/audit all user profile parameters/fields

We log all user profile changes into a database table. This works very well using the user profile exit points (QIBM_QSY_CHG_PROFILE etc). For some time we have decided to store additional information (eg. company number) in the user profile objec...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Security 1 Not under consideration

For China IBM i customer TaiKang. Their business have seize wait for group USRP when jobs do many new objects create action

Just like 2015 CPS 7WMTVZ told, customer find their application job hold exclude seize for group user profile when do QSYCHONR (CHGOBJOWN) or QSYRVAUT (REVOKE OBJECT AUTHORITY COMMAND PROCESSING PROGRAM) action, which is triggered by QUSRCRTUS (cr...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Security 2 Not under consideration