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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 13, 2021

Help message enhancement to add detail for QPWDLVL 2/3

Please add for QPWDLVL help text 2/3 with following information:


When the IPL to change to Password Level 2/3, the OS will create an lower case version of everyone's password. At the end of the IPL every user that has a password will have an all Upper Case and all Lower Case version of their password.

Initially and until the user's change their password while at Level 2/3 they MUST use either Upper Case or Lower Case versions of their password.

The OS will accept either the all Upper Case or all Lower Case versions of the user's password as valid.

The OS will NOT accept a MIXED case combination of their user's password as valid, The user will get a message that their password is NOT valid.


Use Case:

Display System Value

System value . . . . . : QPWDLVL
Description . . . . . : Password level


Password level . . . . : 1


0 User profile passwords with a length of 1-10 characters
are supported.

1 User profile passwords with a length of 1-10 characters
are supported. i5/OS NetServer passwords for Windows
95/98/ME clients will be removed from the system. Note:
Windows 2000/XP clients that use mixed case passwords
need to use NetServer passwords.

2 User profile passwords with a length of 1-128 characters
More...
Display System Value

System value . . . . . : QPWDLVL
Description . . . . . : Password level


Password level . . . . : 1


are supported.

3 User profile passwords with a length of 1-128 characters
are supported. i5/OS NetServer passwords for Windows
95/98/ME clients will be removed from the system.





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Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Dec 16, 2021

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a MEDIUM priority requirement that should be addressed.

    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 @ ibm.biz/BdYSYj and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at ibm.biz/BdYSZT

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Oct 15, 2021

    There are a lot of considerations and preparation needed when changing the password level. There is a whole section on "Planning password level changes" under the Designing security section of the Security reference. Here is a direct link to the page that talks about the system creating the two equivalent case-sensitive passwords for password level 2 and 3:

    https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?topic=changes-considerations-changing-qpwdlvl-from-0-1-2

    The help text does reference the Security Reference, and does have an abbreviated level of the planning and preparation information, but as stated in your request, it does not currently have any information about the two case-sensitive all upper/all lower case passwords. We can review this and see if there is a way to add more info to the help text. Moving to Under consideration for further review.