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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Security
Created by Guest
Created on May 17, 2021

Delete EIM identifier and associations when deleting the user profile

When deleting a user profile only the Target EIM association is deleted, the Source EIM association and the EIM identifier remain.
Thus, one must log into Nav for i, EIM domain management, to do the remaining deletes.

Would like the EIM identifier and both source and target associations to be deleted when deleting a user profile

Use Case:

Person responsible for deleting user profiles must constantly log into Nav for i, EIM domain management to complete a user profile delete. This adds extra time and steps to do a simple delete.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Nov 10, 2021

    IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time, so it is being closed. When deleting a user profile, the EIM associations for that user for the local directory can be deleted. We don't delete the EIM identifier in case the user is only being deleted from that one system. If different behavior is needed, the QIBM_QSY_DLT_PROFILE exit points can be used to perform additional processing when a profile is deleted. The exit program can make use of the EIM APIs to perform any needed processing. There is a request to provide an SQL service to manage EIM information that would make performing EIM tasks easier than coding to the APIs (see RFE ID 133867). Finally, the new IBM Navigator for i interface provides a better flow for processing EIM requests which could make the manual update experience easier.

  • Guest
    Nov 1, 2021

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

  • Guest
    Aug 2, 2021

    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 - Security
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Client

    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 - Client

  • Guest
    Jul 12, 2021

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a “nice to have” LOW priority feature.

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial 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.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    May 19, 2021

    There are thousands of API's... if IBM would need to write an SQL equivalent for each of them it would be a complete waste of resources in my opinion.

    I'd prefer that they invest time/money in building additional features (there are plenty of things that are lacking in SQL) instead of duplicate features in another flavor.

    I would expect that if you own an IBM i system you also have a developer available... he could write this for you.

  • Guest
    May 18, 2021

    If IBM implements this request then the maintenance becomes a piece of cake:

  • Guest
    May 18, 2021

    The necessary API's exist to do this from your own programs (instead of iNav).

    To hide the complexity of the API's we developed an EIM Toolkit...