Multiple AS/400 User Profiles

750 pts.
AS 400
AS/400 user profiles
Is there a way to find how many user profiles one user may have on the system? Say I have multiple profiles on the system, but don't know how many. Is there a way to find out those profiles especially if no text has been entered with the user's name.

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You can use the WRKUSRPRF USRPRF(*ALL) and see all the profiles you are authorized to. As long as you set up the information about the actual user of the profile, you will only be guessing. Another issue could be a shared profile like we have. We have separate profiles for test and production development used by multiple users at the same time. This is done because it is easier to manage the one profile than 20 different ones.


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  • TheRealRaven
    What do you mean by "how many profiles a user might have"? Does it mean how many were created by a specific user? many have a specific user as the owner? ...which profiles are logged on to by specific humans? (Do you use bio-metrics during logons?)
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  • Rrbond07
    A user may have more than one profile on the system that they use. In other words John Doe may have three profiles JD1, John and JohnD. How can I tell that John Doe has all three of these profiles especially if there is not text entered telling me that John Doe is the user for the profile?
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  • TheRealRaven
    Given your description of the problem, you can only guess. List profiles and start splitting them out into Known and Unknown. For the Unknowns, you might use audit journal entries to match remote IP addresses with user locations, and trim the list.

    For the specific examples, you might only be able to guess by visual inspection.
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  • azohawk

    Once you identify who belongs to the user ID, update it in the system. Save a lot of time/issues in the future.

    I have worked in companies that IT may have multiple profiles (i.e. admin, programmer, end user--if I need to create a requisition: end user; create a user id: admin: normal daily work: programmer), but I can't think of a situation where end users had multiple profiles for the same system (and I am thinking that test and production as different systems).

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