How to change number of failed login attempts for one user ID

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We have a generic user ID which allows folks at various plants to log in and enter time card info. Since many use the same user ID and password, the user ID needs to allow for more failed log on attempts. The system is set to disable user ID after three failures. I'm looking for a way to increase the number for just one user profile.

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We had a need for the same sort of thing. What we did was create a program that runs every five minutes that resets the user profile back to *ENABLED. I don’t think that there is a system value that will let you set this by profile.

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  • RonBender
    The number of invalid sign-ons is a system value so it is all or nothing in this case. If you have a 24 hour help desk, you can train the operators to reset profiles. I'm afraid that if you did, you would have thought of that already. Keep the discussions.
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  • Splat
    If you've built the QSYSMSG message queue in QSYS, you can build a program to monitor for the generic profile. You could monitor QSYSOPR, but I wouldn't recommend it - too much overhead for little purpose. Better to build the QSYSMSG message queue. When you detect a CPF1393 for that profile, you can execute a CHGUSRPRF command from your monitor program (make sure to create it with sufficient authority) to re-enable the profile. I haven't done a message queue monitor program in ages, so I can't give you much help with the details.
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  • TomLiotta
    Since the "failed attempts" means "failed sequential attempts", it's not clear what difference it makes that this is a shared profile. The limit on attempts is more important for a shared profile than for an individual and should not be extended. Why allow a profile that may be widely known to have even more opportunities? Tom
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