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Status Delivered
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 25, 2016

Allow ids on HMC's to not have a usable password.

Currently, we cannot setup an ID we must set a password to it. Recently, we have wanted to enable ID provisioning team to be able to manage ID's on the HMC's. They wish to use private / public key access via SSH exclusively, and as such we would like to 'lock out' password usage. On Linux, we would do this via:
echo "idadmin:*' | /usr/sbin/chpasswd -e
We would welcome this to be enabled via any path, GUI or command line.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Sep 4, 2018


    Enhancement to lock out password usage has been delivered with HMC V9 R1 M920.


  • Guest
    Jan 26, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #82954 in product Power Hardware Management Console.