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July 23, 2010 | Volume 7 Issue 29


TOP STORY: TechTip: New in 6.1, System Value QPWDRULES
FEATURED ARTICLE: Encrypt Stick Turns Any Flash Drive into a Digital Privacy Manager
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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: New in 6.1, System Value QPWDRULES

New password validation rules help you deploy a more effective password formation strategy.

steven_pitcherWritten by Steven C. Pitcher

In V6R1, the QPWDRULES system value was created to give you more control of how a user profile password is constructed. In the prior release, a number of different system values offered this ability (e.g., QPWDMAXLEN controlled the maximum length of a password, QPWDRQDDGT enforced that there be a digit character, etc.). Having all password rules under the hood of one system value makes things a little tidier and simplifies management of password rules, but you can still use the old system values if you wish by specifying the *PWDSYSVAL parameter on the QPWDRULES system value.


Feature Article - Security
Encrypt Stick Turns Any Flash Drive into a Digital Privacy Manager

Neutralize the threat of key logging with a password manager that allows for easy cut and paste.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

Because paying bills online is so much faster and easier than writing a check, addressing an envelope, finding a stamp, and driving to the post office, I put my fears aside much as you cast your fate to the wind when boarding an amusement park roller coaster. Let's go for a ride and trust in the online wind.


There is a certain amount of pride I take in the courage I must possess when typing in my password.


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