Reset Regular User Password

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Hi!
re: OS/400 iSeries 5.7, Command to Change Regular User Password
Although I have QSecOfr Level privilege, I am somewhat baffled by the Procedure of "emptying" Corrupted Regular User Password and let him enter a new one when log on from iNavigator.
It just happened that a regular user changed his password on iNavigator and received a "Password Change Success" confirmation message. However! Moments later, he was unable to log on with the new password.
I checked on his UserProfile: His password listed as "*SAME"!
Questions:
User ID: ABC
PreSet Password: 040215iBM
Password On UserProfile: Listed as "*SAME"
Q1.: Any command will "empty" Corrupted Regular User Password and let him enter a new one when log on from iNavigator?
Q2. If it cannot be done, is there any command I can use to assign the PreSet password "040215iBM" to the regular user "ABC"?
Many Thanks! Kenneth
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  • TheRealRaven
    If you have sufficient authority to user profile ABC, you can always run:
    CHGUSRPRF ABC PASSWORD( '040215iBM' )
    However, be aware that the given password value is invalid unless your server has been configured to use pass-phrases rather than passwords. I.e., the QPWDLVL system value must be set to either '2' or '3'.

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  • Splat
    *SAME in the PASSWORD parameter indicates 'The value does not change.'

    Are you certain the user actually entered his new password following the change?  I can't count the times users tell me that but are still using the old password.

    If QPWDLVL is set to 0 or 1 on your system you need to ensure the first character of your default password starts with a character.
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  • TheRealRaven
    For QPWDLVL equal '0' or '1', you also can't require lower-case letters such as "i" in the password.
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  • azohawk

    I recall having an issue similar to this at a former place of employment. I can't recall all of the specific details, but I do recall that one of the issues was case of the passwords. In WIN 7  Microsoft passes exact case that the netserver requires an exact match. (in Navigator go to Netwrok->Servers->TCP/IP Servers. Right click on IBM i Nerserver select disabled passwords.  This will show the user as disabled but looking at the profile via wrkusrprf will show the profile as enabled.  This could be a big clue as to what is going on.)

     A second issue was that our users had multiple programs that accessed the system i in via the network neighborhood. Some of these jobs did not end properly and continued to try to sign into the system i resulting in disabling the passwords. 

    As someone else mentioned, passwrods typically have to start with a true alpha character (a-z) unless you modify the system parms.

    Check the system log, I don't recall the specific code to search for, but you can search by error code or time frame and that might help you see what is causing the password to be disabled.

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  • KenKimNy
    Many Thanks!
    Kenneth
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  • KenKimNy
    Hi
    In "Set Password to Expired" Parameter, There are 3 options:"*SAME""*NO""*YES," which one to choose If I want the User to enter a brand new password when log on from iNavigator?
    THX
    Kenneth

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  • TheRealRaven
    Use 'Set password to expired' = *YES if you want a user to see an 'expired password' notice upon logon. Also, make sure that 'Status' is *ENABLED and that the user knows what the current expired password value is.
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