IBM System i Console failure and DST lock out

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I have a System i with Ops Console. However the console has failed, I do not know the IP address of the console, DST profiles are disabled and the setting to allow a DST user to reset their password is disabled. So I cannot log into the system from a workstation and use 'CHGDSTPWD' to reset it. How can I enable DST user or reset password or connect a new PC for Ops Console?

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I was in about the same boat last week with a brand new system. This is what we were able to do:

– logoff from console session
– set system to manual mode on control panel
– issue function 21 on control panel
– now you can change QSECOFR DST password
– when in DST, select 13 “work with system security”
– change 3rd parameter from 2 to 1 to avoid this problem, or leave it as a security feature 🙂

if you are using ACS on the PC, If you plug it directly into the non-HMC RJ45 port, you can use the scan tool in the product to find the console address. There is a sequence of 65-21-11 you may need to perform if you need to change the system to a LAN CONSOLE.

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  • TheRealRaven
    CHGDSTPWD shouldn't need a console. Any terminal emulator should work. Just logon with QSECOFR and run the command.

    The DST QSECOFR password will be reset to the default value if PASSWORD(*DEFAULT) is specified.
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  • ToddN2000
    As long as you can still login from another terminal as QSECOFR what Raven said should work. We unfortunately had a similar issue where the password was changed on a Friday and we had a major problem. They tried logging in a QSECOFR to fix and could not remember what the new password was. We were locked out of our system. We had no other account that could reset a password. We could not log in with the service tools account either. Well long story short it involved IBM coming in to take over out system on a weekend to recover our system. One expensive bill and lesson.
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