Safeguarding and protecting passwords on IBM i demands moving to a higher level. Carol discusses the benefits and provides guidance on changing QPWDLVL to increase password strength.
Written by Carol Woodbury
There's heightened focus across the IBM i community to improve the power of passwords. That's music to my ears! Here are the considerations you'll have to make when moving the system to a higher password level.
The system value QPWDLVL controls the password formats stored as well as the length and character set available for users' passwords. Changes to this system value will take effect with the next IPL. I'll discuss this system value in two sets: Password levels 0 and 1 and password levels 2 and 3.