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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories Security
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 31, 2021

Develop a IBM i Service for PRTPRFINT command

User profile internals *PCTFULL report provides percent full, owned object entries, private authority entries, authorized user entries, and primary group entries. This information is useful to find profiles that own object and have private authority entries.

Use Case:

While using Power HA FSFC & BRMS to create full & incremental backups, private authorities can potentially extend the backup time. Identifying users who owns large number of objects and has lot of private authority entries helps in isolating and remedying issues with backups. having PRTPRFINT information as a IBM i service helps administrators immencly.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    May 3, 2022
    Previously, the percentage shown from Print Profile Internals (PRTPRFINT) was a combination of *SYSBAS and IASP counts. If a user had 10M *SYSBAS entries and 40M in 1 iASP, PRTPRFINT reports as 50% full (allowed 100M entries (50M for each), and using 50M). However, the IASP was much closer to being full. There has been a couple of customer issues where they ran out of entries on an IASP, but didn't know they were close because the reporting is not accurate.

    A user profile can have a maximum number of authority counts for three different categories:
    1) *SYSBAS permanent objects.
    2) *SYSBAS temporary objects.
    3) Objects on each IASP.

    PRTPRFINT has been changed to report percentages separately for each category. The report will contain entries for *SYSBAS (*SYSBAS permanent objects), *SYSBASTMP (*SYSBAS temporary objects), and each IASP. The ASP Name column will contain *SYSBAS, *SYSBASTMP, or the IASP device name.

    The following interfaces have been update to report the separate authority count values:
    Print Profile Internals (PRTPRFINT) command
    Dump User Profile (DMPUSRPRF) command
    Retrieve User Information (QSYRUSRI) API (see )
    QSYS2.USER_STORAGE view (see )

    Also note that the maximum number of authority count entries for each category has been raised from 50,000,000 to 200,000,000.

    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
    May 2, 2022

    Just a note that the SQL Tools RTVUSRINT (Retrieve User Profile Internals) does provide the information in an SQL Table function as the OP requested.

  • Guest
    Nov 1, 2021

    IBM will use this request as input to planning but no commitment is made or implied. This request will be updated in the future if IBM implements it. IBM will use votes and comments from others in the community to help prioritize this request.

  • Guest
    May 11, 2021

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

  • Guest
    May 4, 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 @ and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Apr 8, 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 - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Core OS
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None