Retrieve the iSeries user ID using only password

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i5
IBM iSeries
iSeries User Profiles
Security
User authentication
Is there any way to retrieve the user ID from their i5OS user profile using inly their password

Software/Hardware used:
IBM iSeries i5 OS V5R4

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None that I am aware of.
Multiple profiles could have the same password.
Since you can display all profiles on the system, if they know the password can they not figure out what the profile would be?

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  • TomLiotta
    Only profiles that they're authorized to can be listed. More important, though, the fact that every profile on the system could have the same password makes it clear that there's no reasonable way to go from a password to a profile. CharlieBrowne is right. Tom
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  • philpl1jb
    Is the password accessable?
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  • taekwondo
    Sounds like someone trying to gain access they shouldn't have.
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  • Batman47
    There is a TAATOOL called DSPPWD that will display all passwords on the system and their corresponding user profiles. You can find the ID from this list.
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  • philpl1jb
    I wish you hadn't told me that!!! Phil
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  • TomLiotta
    There is a TAATOOL called DSPPWD that will display all passwords on the system and their corresponding user profiles. It only works for passwords that the tool captured while registered as the password validation program. Anyone may write such a program and store the passwords for later retrieval. Tom
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