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Suppress CPIB319 in QSECIDL processing

Can CPIB319 message "Profile already disabled" be made optional for QSECIDL processing? Use Case: We have some procedural hurdles to actually deleted profiles. We disable them regularly, though. When the QSECIDL jobs run checking for inactive prof...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Security 3 Not under consideration

Need enhancements to ADDSVRAUTE and CHGSVRAUTE command functionality

The use of the ADDSVRAUTE and CHGSVRAUTE commands is limited and prevents us from communicating with more than 1 system without changing the SVTAUTE command. To communicate with additional systems, the CHGSVRAUTE command has to be used to set the ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Security 5 Not under consideration

Add either Department/Manager fields to user profiles or add user defined fields

It would be very helpful if some fields could be added to user profiles for information like department and manager, or maybe user defined fields for this type of information. As it is we can't produce reports that can be distributed to managers f...
10 months ago in IBM i / Security 1 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 5 years ago in IBM i / Security 3 Not under consideration

Allow users to check IFS object authorities

When developing applications that create files on the IFS, we need to check that the authorities on the files are correct. Currently there is no way to check the authorities on an object unless the user has access to change authorities on the obje...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Security 3 Not under consideration

Add Parm for STRAUTCOL to allow for more object types have their minimum needed authority collected.

i understand that the type of objects that are allowed to be selected for authority collection is, for performance/chatter reasons, narrow.I propose adding another parm along the lines of the "Include DLO" and "Include file system objects" the wou...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Security 1 Not under consideration

Security settings on Save Restore

Add ability to override source security settings when restoring an object. Use Case: When saving an object on one system and restoring to another system will keep the settings from the object which already exists on the system being restored to. W...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Security 5 Not under consideration

Add user defined fields to user profiles

Adding a few user defined fields to users profiles would allow customers to directly attach useful information to user profiles. I suggest five 10 character fields. having one field long enough to store an email address would also be very helpful....
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Security 4 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 5 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.
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Security 2 Not under consideration