AS400 Sign on

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When you take "Run the same" to open a new session you have to retpe the user id twice on in a window and then on the green screen. Does anyone know of a way to bypass one of the signons? Thanks

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You can create a macro to signon. When you are at the signon screen, click on the start macro, go through the steps of signing on the green screen. Once you have signed on, click on stop macro. Then you can go to Edit, Preferences, Macro/Script, select the Macro you created and click on OK. Each time you sign on to the green screen it will automatically put in the user name and password. If it is the first time you are opening that session, you will still be asked for the initial password but once you put it in, the green screen will auto sign on.

Hope this helps,

TPinky

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To avoid the Windows signon, don’t use an emulator that issues signon requests to the Signon server (or TN5250E), e.g., don’t use the iSeries Access emulator — use Mochasoft for example. To avoid the green-screen signon, use an emulator that signs on through the Signon server but set the session to ‘Bypass signon’, e.g., use iSeries Access emulation with ‘Bypass signon’ checked.

Usually, ‘Bypass signon’ <b>should</b> be done. Signons should not be done through the green-screen signon panel since the characters for a display panel are sent in clear-text across the network. Use the Signon server function with ‘Bypass signon’ to eliminate typing password characters into a display. System value QRMTSIGN should be set to *VERIFY.

Some information may be seen in [help] for the STRTCPTELN or TELNET RMTPWDENC() parameter. This command supports TN5250E.

Tom

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  • Gilly400
    Hi, If you use a macro for signing on, you'd better pray the auditors don't find it. This also means that anybody else with access to your PC automatically has access to your AS400 using your user profile. I used to do this a long time ago, but I don't think it's a wise thing to do. Strange that you have to repeat the login twice - normally you have to give a login to create a connection to the machine and after that only for the green screen signon for each session. I've just taken a look at my configuration, try this :- From your session, select the Communication pull-down, goto Configure, click on Properties to the right of the system name, change the User ID signon information to "Use Operations Navigator Default". Hopefully this should solve your problem. Regards, Martin Gilbert.
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  • JAC
    Thanks guys... The macro solution is a good idea, however, as Martin said, the Auditors will have a "fit" with it! I have my set up as Martin suggests “Use Operations Navigator Default” but the result is exactly the same. I still need to sign on twice. Any other ideas? Thanks again, John
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  • mcl
    I think what you need to do is change how iSeriesNavigator handles the signon.. Before you open any 5250 screens, open i Nav. Right-click on the system under My Connections (Upper right window pane) and select "Properties". Then select the "Connection" tab. You probably have this set to "Prompt Every Time". If you select "Use default user ID, prompt as needed" and fill in your user ID (Click OK to save it all) . That should do it.. You'll likely get a warning message about shutting down applications if you make a change on the connection tab. That only applies to applications in the IBM client. Regards Mike
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  • Gilly400
    Hi, Mine is setup the same way as Mcl describes and I only need to enter my password when making the first connection to the machine, then user and password for each green screen sign-on. My sessions are setup to use the i Nav settings. Regards, Martin Gilbert.
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