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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Security
Created by Guest
Created on May 10, 2023

IBM i command password inputs should be modernized for security purposes

RUNRMTCMD should be DSPINPUT(*NO) for the password.

 No modern interface that prompts for user credentials forces it to be displayed.   A related idea would be a new PF key for commands that causes a DSPINPUT(*NO) field to be dynamically recast as DSPINPUT(*PROMPT),   (this is like the 'show password' option on may web sites.) 

CHGUSRPRF should have a two hidden pw input field, similar to CHGPWD.   I'd suggest something like: 

CHGUSRPRF PASSWORD(continues to be valid for backward compatibility and is hidden) 
   PASSWORD1( hidden)   PASSWORD2(hidden )     If the PASSWORD is not provided, then PASSWORD1 and PASSWORD2 must be supplied and must match. 

Related, it would be useful if there was a new PFkey when a command is prompted that toggles DSPINPUT(*NO) fields to be DSPINPUT(*PROMPT) so the user can choose to see the hidden pw values.   (PFkey might only show if there is a DSPINPUT(*NO) parameter. 




Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Aug 14, 2023
    IBM will use this Idea as input to planning, but no commitment is made or implied. This Idea 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 Idea.

    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
    Jun 7, 2023
    IBM has received your Idea and is evaluating it. IBM will provide a response after evaluation is complete.

    IBM Power Systems Development