IBM has taken more steps to keep the IBM i super securable.
By Carol Woodbury
IBM recently announced a new release—V7R4—and with it some new integrated security features you’ll want to take advantage of. Let’s take a look at the top three features.
Service Tool Commands
IBM has externalized some of the system configuration options found in System Service Tools (SST) as well as the service tool ID configuration options by making them CL commands. This is in direct response to requests from organizations running large numbers of IBM i partitions and having the need to perform remote management rather than sign in to each instance separately. You can now create, change, and delete a Service Tool ID using the appropriate command (CRT/CHG/DLTSSTUSR). Using the Display or Change SST Security Attributes (DSP/CHGSSTSECA) commands, you can display or modify the system configuration settings, such as the ability to lock system values, the password rules for the SST service tool ID, and more.