• Subject: Re: Security: interesting reading.
  • From: dhandy@xxxxxxxxxxx (Douglas Handy)
  • Date: Sat, 06 Nov 1999 17:29:17 -0500


>Any chance you can let us know what objects are involved and what security
>is needed to block access to them?

Sure -- it's no secret and readily available in the manuals.  There is
an API documented in the Security APIs manual called QSYRUPWD which
will Retrieve Encrypted User Passwords.

It is intended for use with QSYSUPWD to set encrypted passwords to
facilitate mirroring user profile activity on multiple systems.  These
APIs have been discussed in this forum before because they are what
are used to propagate password changes between AS/400's.

Both APIs are shipped with *PUBLIC *EXCLUDE and are owned by QSYS, so
I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.  Access to the APIs is already
blocked by default.  My assumption was that Don probably was QSECOFR
on a system, so he could run the API and dump the results.

In case it is not painfully obvious, the post was intended for Don's
private email, but got misdirected back to Midrange-L. :(  And I think
that is all I care to say about this subject now...

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