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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Security
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 29, 2020

Exit program on Workstation log in.

QLMTDEVSSN is obsolete. People should be allowed to have multiple sessions on a single workstation. The days of twinax are dead. What I would rather have is an exit point program or some other method that when someone logs into a workstation I can stop them if they are already connected to a different workstation from a different IP address.
If I start two sessions from my pc at this should be allowed. However if I start a session from and I already have a session going at it should stop me.

The ability to control that by user is needed. Exceptions may be a person who has a stationary workstation and a hand held scanner. Or a help desk person who assists someone else at their desk.

An exit program would be nice because then you could get more granular. For example FRED is starting a session at and 5 is our subnet for handheld scanners and his only other session is on our 6 subnet which is for stationary computers.

Use Case:

See description.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Apr 9, 2021

    IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time, so it is being closed. The technical challenges and cost to implement would not be worth the benefit since there work-arounds mentioned in earlier comments.

  • Guest
    Dec 3, 2020

    IBM has received the requirement and is evaluating it. IBM will provide a response after evaluation is complete.

  • Guest
    Nov 10, 2020

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM not implement this request. There are work-arounds for your use case.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Nov 3, 2020

    Change the initial screen and remove (ie. put them hidden) the program, menu and current library.

    This is something you should do from day one for security reasons.

  • Guest
    Oct 29, 2020

    Using an initial program as assigned by CHGUSRPRF is flawed because someone without limited capabilities can bypass the initial program by typing in QCMD at the sign on screen.

  • Guest
    Oct 29, 2020

    The telnet exit program is unusable for this because it only passes in the user name if they bypassed signon.