Our administrators say that if they change the password length parameter, then all user account passwords will...
be deactivated (the length is aproximately 1,000).
This does not sound correct to me. Can you clarify this information? If the above statement is true, is there a way to migrate this change in?
Changing the QPWDMINLEN (or most of the other password values) takes affect the next time the users change their passwords.
You can read all about the password system values in the Security Reference manual available under the security category at the IBM Information Center.
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