I'm sure that user password information is encrypted on the AS/400, but where is it stored? How would I display...
the encrypted data to prove that it is encrypted?
The i5/OS user profile passwords are encrypted but they are stored in an object which is only accessible by i5/OS. In other words, there's no way to display them. If you need to prove this, you can point to Password section in Chapter 4 in the iSeries Security Reference manual.
Dig Deeper on iSeries system and application security
Related Q&A from Carol Woodbury
Before changing password levels and upgrading operating systems on the AS/400, ensure the clients connecting to the NetServer do not need the old ... Continue Reading
Look in the audit journal (QAUDJRN) on the AS/400 for an authority failure message with the name of the library as the object name. Use the ... Continue Reading
When error messages arise concerning attempts to use a permanent system object without authority, find the source of the issue by looking for an AF ... Continue Reading