Do a WRKOBJ, for both CHGPWD and WRKSYSACT, then 5=Display authority
Confirm the authorities for both commands.


-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Justin Dearing
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 11:38 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Why can't a member of QPGMR change their password or run WRKSYSACT?

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?

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