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Where is user password information stored on AS/400?

System i security expert Carol Woodbury briefly discusses user password information on AS/400.

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.

This was last published in December 2007

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