iSeries and Strong passwords

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Hello, I am working in an evironment that consist of both iSeries and a windows network. I am responsible for security policy for the firm and want to enforce a "Strong Password" policy consisting of industry standard guidelines. - 8 or more charaters - mixed case - at least one special character - at least one number I have found that our iSeries is not accepting the new strong passwords because of its security policy. Our internal iSeries support and I have worked out that the iseries will only accept 4 special characters and has trouble with mixed case passwords (in our environment) We discovered the issue when a users drive mapping failed due to the use of the strong password (specificaly the use of mixed case). Is there a way to have the iSeries accept industry standard strong passwords? Is there a way to have the iSeries accept special characters other than $,@,# and _? Is there a way to have the iSeries accept (or ignore) mixed case passwords? Thank you in advance.

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Hi,

I don’t know what is your standard.
As a good security manager, you want make of your network a castle where nobody even you could acces.

The standard I know and which is on use in the main part on Network systems in the world is :
– a minimum number of digits (start at 6),
– mixed alpha and numeric characters,
– change at minimum every three months,
– new password different that the forth oldest paswords.

It’s large inhaf to assure the maximum security. You must know that eSeries is the most security system in the word and knowed as. 80% of Web Sites in the world is localised on eSeries. Eseries is the only machine which can manage from 1 to 30 000 users. He is object way securirty since 15 years and he was the first.

Windows is knowing as the worth security system and you have to use somme added software to be able to secure it (As Active Directory).

Please minimize your strong rules on Windows as describe above to let available access your network.

If you want maintain your strong and unusefullable rules, you have only one way :
– manage two differents paswword and set up your eSeries connection parameters to ask each time the eSeries password.

Kind regards.

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  • ConfigFr
    Hi, I don't know what is your standard. As a good security manager, you want make of your network a castle where nobody even you could acces. The standard I know and which is on use in the main part on Network systems in the world is : - a minimum number of digits (start at 6), - mixed alpha and numeric characters, - change at minimum every three months, - new password different that the forth oldest paswords. It's large inhaf to assure the maximum security. You must know that eSeries is the most security system in the word and knowed as. 80% of Web Sites in the world is localised on eSeries. Eseries is the only machine which can manage from 1 to 30 000 users. He is object way securirty since 15 years and he was the first. Windows is knowing as the worth security system and you have to use somme added software to be able to secure it (As Active Directory). Please minimize your strong rules on Windows as describe above to let available access your network. If you want maintain your strong and unusefullable rules, you have only one way : - manage two differents paswword and set up your eSeries connection parameters to ask each time the eSeries password. Kind regards.
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  • MaggieB
    Hi, I have found a way to compromise with the Windows environment security standards by doing the following: You can change the system value QPWDLVL to level 2. The system will then support upper and lower case characters as well as passwords longer than 10 characters. According to the help text on this system value, passwords can consist of any character and the password will be case sensitive. You can then set the maximum and minimum lengths to whatever the Windows side of the house requires. Note: if you change this value, you have to IPL in order for it to take effect.
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