I'm a college student and for a class project a group of us are learning about the iSeries. We received an iSeries from a local bank. When we turned it on, the system booted up to the login screen and we entered QSECOFR and the password they gave us. The password was invalid so we tried a similar password that was also sent to us by the bank -- it was also invalid. Do you have any information on what we should do next and how to do it? Can you also direct me to some good "beginner" iSeries sites?
First, welcome to the world of OS/400! If you know the password for the DST security officer's service tools IDs, you can reset the QSECOFR user profile password. DST stands for Dedicated Service Tools and can only be accessed through the system's console. Its security officer's ID happens to be named QSECOFR but please do not confuse it with the user profile called QSECOFR -- they are totally different entities.
The instructions for resetting the QSECOFR user profile's password through DST is documented in a manual called iSeries Service tools -- look for the heading "Reset the QSECOFR OS/400 user profile password." You can find this manual on the IBM's Information Center . After going to this Web site, you will be asked to chose the region of the world from which you're accessing the site, then the release (to find this manual, choose V5R2). This manual can be found under the Security topic in the left hand navigator pane. It is a downloadable .PDF file.
You'll find a wealth of information on this Web site. You've obviously discovered Search400.com but you may also want to look at iSeries Network and MCPRESS online for iSeries specific information. Both of these sites also sell books for both the beginner and advanced OS/400 user. A huge "user group" site is Ignite 400. This site has numerous tips, forums and articles.
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