I am confused by IBM's infocenter wording:
* QPWDLVL 3 cannot be used if your system communicates with the IBM i
Support for Windows Network Neighborhood IBM i NetServer product.
Note: The IBM i Netserver product will work with Windows
NT/2000/XP/Vista clients when the password level is 1 or 3.
So the first sentence says it cannot be used, but the next sentence says
it can be used.
The other link for more information suggested going to level 2 first, then
going to level 3. This makes sense from a general point of view. And
there may be problems trying to use the level 2 or 3 user profile with
another IBM i that is at level 0 or 1. (not an issue for me)
But I still would like to hear from someone who can explain to me what
will happen when a windows user tries to connect to a windows mapped drive
in the ifs with a password level of 2.
Will they be asked for a user name and password?
Will they be denied if their windows password does not match their IBM i
Will the password be cached for the session, either windows session or IBM
message: 6 date: Fri, 16 Aug 2013 13:27:06 -0400 from: rob@xxxxxxxxx
subject: Re: password levels
The stuff you're talking about is at:
For more information read:
I've not made this change. We keep windows and IBM i passwords the same.
They are controlled with Tivoli Identity Manager. You change your
Windows password and your IBM i password is automatically changed. See
also: SSO and EIM. Rob Berendt