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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories System Management
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 25, 2018

Utilize Windows 'msg' command to send detailed messages to user

Utilize Windows MSG function to pass through useful messages to users such as "Password will expire in XX days" , Disabled, User does not exist,. Anything is more useful than the "access if denied" message users get when mapping a NetServer drive to their Windows PC

I believe this was a working feature before Windows abandoned NetSend for MSG..

Use Case:

User attempts to map a NetServer drive to Windows. They enter correct location and try to authenticate, but fails. The error message received is "access is denied" everytime (not matter the issue) The user could be disabled, could be a bad password, not authorized to location, or userID doesn't exist on system.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Dec 18, 2019

    .Based on best security practices, it is not recommended to convey this sort of information on any authorization request to reduce the ability to attack an entry point.

  • Guest
    Oct 25, 2019

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - System Management
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Work Management and Messaging
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Sep 26, 2018

    The "access is denied" message originates from Windows... not IBM i so IBM cannot fix this.

    Implement SSO and all these issues disappear !

  • Guest
    Sep 25, 2018

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