This usually happens because PASE carries over an old AIX limitation of 8 characters in a userid. You can eliminate that limitation by doing the following:


You may have to sign off and on again to pick up the change. This turns off the 8 character userid limitation, and will work perfectly with SFTP (and other SSH tools -- and YES, SFTP _is_ SSH, despite your reply to another poster).

However, if you are running anything that relies on the AIX 8 character limit being in place (something besides SFTP/SSH which does not) this variable might result in "unexpected results". I have not yet run into this myself -- but I thought it might be worth mentioning.

Using a userid that's 8 characters or shorter is another way to work around this -- but IMHO, that's an ugly "fix."


On 10/22/2015 1:46 PM, Steinmetz, Paul wrote:
I'm converting an FTP script job to SFTP using PASE.
User, passwords, ip, etc all remain the same, from what the vendor has told us.
I'm receiving the below error message.
No user exists for uid 356
Is there a reason a user would work for FTP and not SFTP.

Thank You
Paul Steinmetz
IBM i Systems Administrator

Pencor Services, Inc.
462 Delaware Ave
Palmerton Pa 18071

610-826-9117 work
610-826-9188 fax
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