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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Security
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 20, 2021

Generate password based on system value settings

Would like an OS command or process to query the system value password settings and then generate a random password that meets those requirements.


Use Case:

Helps end users manage their passwords by given them an option to have a random one generated for them.


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. There are online password generators that can generate very strong passwords when needed.

  • Guest
    Nov 9, 2021

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM not implement this request. There are online password generators that can generate very strong passwords when needed.

    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 www.common.org/caac

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Sep 22, 2021

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