How are you trying to change your password?

One command offers the password change option, but also performs other
changes as well. Normally, authority to run that command is restricted.
That command is CHGUSRPRF.

The second way to change the user password is less powerful. Access to it
can also be restricted, but, as shipped, all users can use it. This
command is CHGPRF.

Not sure how to address your other concerns.

John McKee

On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 10:38 PM, Justin Dearing <zippy1981@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

I guess this is a little bit philosophical.

So I have a client that gave me greenscreen access. I have greenscreen and
PASE access. I can start and stop mysql, I can run wrkactjob. I can ssh
into PASE and do my unix things. I'm not qsysopr, qsecopr, or anything like
that.

I can't change my user profile password. This seems to be the default way
of things according to google. That makes no sense to me. On windows,
linux, most RDBMSes I use, and most web apps, one can change their own
password, and is encouraged to weekly. What is rhe wisdom in not letting a
programmer change his own password?

Secondly, and this is actually no surprise to me since I learned this when
I was an operator circa 2003, why can't a programmer run WRKSYSACT? Its the
equivalent of taskmanager on windows or top on linux. I know its a little
bit of a heavier command (and I'm ignorant of OS/400 internals to
understand why, but I accept it). However, I have access to wrkactjob, so I
could write a program that does what wrksysact does, but more
inefficiently. Also, I could tie up the CPU through other methods as well.

So why?

Justin
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