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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 3, 2019

Auto login with saved encrypted userid and password

I would like the ability to store a user id and encrypted password in IBM i Access Client Solutions. I would integrate it with the change password screen so it saves the password when you change it. This should work with standard ACA features and the ODBC application.
Most other applications allow me to do this including RDi.

Use Case:

1. We have computers on the shop floor that auto login to Windows and then auto start a terminal emulator into a specific application. We use the Windows client and log in with the Windows password to do this today. These jobs start in a special subsystem that runs a specific green screen application. Users do not have access to a keyboard but use a scanner to enter data.
2. Ordinary users would benefit as well saving time and frustration.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Apr 9, 2019

    Declining this as requested since existing options suffice.

  • Guest
    Apr 8, 2019

    Yes - those do solve my problem.
    While I would prefer an encrypted password, this should suffice for my scenario. Perhaps I can secure the netrc file so other users can not view it.
    Lets close out this request.

  • Guest
    Apr 5, 2019

    In order to automatically login in to a 5250 session, you must be using either bypass signon or kerberos. The replacement product IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) supports both. I'm guessing you are using bypass signon. While ACS currently does not capture the Windows user id and password, there are a couple ways you can pass the user id and password to ACS without the user getting prompted. (1) Using the command line /plugin=logon. See section 9.1.8 in the GettingStarted document. (2) ACS also supports a netrc file. See section 9.11 in the GettingStarted document.
    You mentioned that you "have computers on the shop floor that auto login to Windows". That process should be able to leverage either one of these options to allow bypass signon to continue as you have it today.

    If neither of these options will work, please provide specific details of your auto login process and whether you are using bypass signon or kerberos.

  • Guest
    Apr 4, 2019

    I would recommend looking at Single Sign On solutions.

  • Guest
    Apr 4, 2019


    this can be accomplished with SSO.