Automatic AS/400 User Profile re-enable

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How do I re-enable an AS/400 User ID with a WATCH program? I would like it to change the password and set the new password to expire upom entry.
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What kind of watch program do you plan on using?  If the job is run with QSECOFR authority you should be able to reset the profile using CHGUSRPRF. My primary question is why is the profile getting disabled?  If that is part of your security process to disable after a select number of login attempts, why automatically would you want to re-enable it. This would give a possible hacker an unlimited number of tries to access your system? 

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  • bvining
    Though written almost six years ago, you may find the article Re-enable Disabled User Profiles to be useful.

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  • ToddN2000
    Nice article bvining. My question is we have lots of users that forget their password and disable their profile. This mostly happens when the user changes the password on a Friday and forgets it over the weekend. The other is our password criteria. Forcing characters, non repeating characters, numbers plus you have to change it every 60 days. When you change it you cannot have sane char in same position and some other conditions.. Do you feel this is over protective ? I am uncomfortable in an auto reset. That defeats the purpose of the max signon attempts.
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  • bvining
    Agreed on the auto reset, and not over protective. The article was more of how to get started along the path of re-enabling profiles. What I consider a more complete solution is along the lines of what is found here.
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