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increase encrypted password hash algorithm

The request is to increase the complexity of the hashed password as it is provided by QSYRUPWD API. Use Case: Even if the API is provided with *EXCLUDE authority for *PUBLIC, for a user profile with *ALLOBJ special authority, this is easy to retri...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Security 4 Delivered

Remove invalid option from help for CHGUSRAUD.

Prompt CHGUSRAUD Press F1 for help on User action auditing . . . . . . AUDLVL You will see: *NETSCK Sockets tasks are audited. The following are some examples: o Accept o Connect o DHCP address assigned o DHCP address not assigned o Filtered mail ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Security 2 Delivered

Provide warning when a user profile approaches maximum total user profile internal entries

Provide warning when a user profile approaches maximum total user profile internal entries, which is approximately 50 million entries. This number is the sum of owned object, private authority, authorized user, and primary group entries for any on...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Security 7 Delivered

API to check password

can you create an API to verify a generated password against - all the SYSVAL that applies - the exit program for verification of password peculiarly usefull in case of use of QPWDRULES(*ALLCRTCHG) or, better, an API able to create a password that...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Security 4 Delivered

Overide QMAXSIGN on user profile

Possibility to exclude singel user from QMAXSIGN system value. Use Case: Many users uses the same function (eg.FTP) with a common user profile (system user profile) IBM i. Sometimes one of the users logon with wrong password and accidenty disables...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Security 3 Delivered

Support for bcrypt - password hashing

In order to create password hashes we need the bcrypt algorithm which is currently not supported by the Qc3EncryptData API. Alternatives like SHA-512 are not suited for password hashing. We would like this API (or a new one, or a callable C-functi...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Security 8 Delivered

Support a modern hashing algorithm like bcrypt as a password level

The currently available algorithms for i are a SHA1 hash (salted with username and mutually agreed upon IVs) and a custom DES implementation that does similar. The problem is both of these are broken algorithms - SHA1 has been broken in this decad...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Security 4 Delivered

Multiple Subject Alternative Names (SAN) in DCM

Maserati Spa needs for theirs cerificates a multiple SAN and not only one like now. These certificates Maserati needs to assign a server and client applications Use Case: Multiple SAN in DCM
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Security 5 Delivered

Configure telnet with SSL/TLS via command

Provide API/command to supply telnet with a self-signed digital certificate (most likely created with openssl). Use Case: Today there are many manual steps(n1) required to secure telnet. The steps to secure telnet could be made as simple as runnin...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Security 6 Delivered

Prevent passwords that match user profile

We need a way to prevent that the password matches the user profile. The available exit programs are not bullet proof. A new system value or password rule should be created to prevent the setup of a password that matches the user profile. Use Case...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Security 8 Delivered