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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Security
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 9, 2022

Present All New Password validation errors at once.

I am a consultant. I work on MANY systems each with their own set of password rules. At times I spend as much as half a bloody hour changing my password. WHY? Because I do not have access to their password rules. As such I attempt a new password. I am told: You broke rule 1, no characters may be repeated. I try again, I am told: You broke rule 2: same character cannot appear more than once. I try again, I am told: You broke rule 3: A character in this password is in same place as it was in previous password. I try again: I am told: You broke rule 4: A number is required in the password. I try again: I am told: You broke rule 5. And on it goes.

If I was told ALL the rules I broke instead of ONLY the first rule I would savealotta time changing my passwords!!

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Sep 16, 2022
    While we understand that your request to see all password rule failures at once would be helpful, we do not currently plan to implement because this team has quite a long list of higher priority requirements, so this request is not likely to be implemented anytime soon.

    Note that in IBM i 7.5, the Change Password (CHGPWD) command had 'F9=Display Password Rules' added to the screen. So if the password is changed during sign on, the user can see the defined password rules.

    IBM Power Systems Developer
  • Guest
    Jul 15, 2022
    IBM has received the requirement and is evaluating it. IBM will provide a response after evaluation is complete.

    IBM Power Systems Development