I am not sure, but I do not think a leading number is valid at any password level. Also, changing the password level is not something you want to do without some preparation. There is documentation from IBM that covers this and you really need to go over it before you do this.
Jim Heidman
Nye County, Nevada

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From: security400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:security400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Casey Saltness
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 11:04 AM
To: security400@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Security400] chgpwd "Name is not valid"

I've had a user call and complain of F9 password change problems. I've
figured out that she's hitting a road block when using a number as the
leading character in her password. I want to change that sysval to allow
leading numbers. I've found that if I edit that users password in her
usrprf I get the error "Value for new password not allowed at password
level 0." A CLUE!

I change the system value for QPWDLVL (what I think the error just
mentioned points to) to 2- Yet when I edit usrprf and change password I
still get the "Value for new password not allowed at password level 0."
Error. I just changed that sysval to 2.

Does anyone think it requires an IPL for changes to take effect? Am I
changing the correct system value to allow a leading number in a

Casey Saltness

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