We are currently looking at changing our password level (QPWDLVL) from level 0 to level 2. We have four iSeries machines on our LAN and were wondering what is this best way to perform this change and what problems we should be looking out for! Any help would be appreciated.
In general, the things you want to be aware of are: All iSeries systems in your network that communicate with each other have to be at OS/400 V5R1 or later. You have to be at iSeries Access V5R1 or later and cannot be connecting to your iSeries using NetServer from clients running Windows 95, 98 or ME. More details can be found in Tips and Tools for Securing your iSeries - an IBM publication available at the InfoCenter as well as in my video entitled Avoiding Password Pitfalls available here.
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