Not dying users, you big silly! Are your IBM i Users Passwords Expiring? Every IBM i User Profile can be created with an automatic expiration date set against it. This forces regular password changes. Pretty standard stuff right? This is rarely a problem for interactive users – who will see the change password screen: But,

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IBM i User Information is easy with SQL USER_INFO If you’re working with IBM i and need to retrieve information about user profiles, you can use the USER_INFO view. This view provides details about various aspects of user profiles. Here are some key columns from the USER_INFO view: You can query this view using SQL

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How can we Lockdown SQL Access for IBM i Users? Administrators often want to limit what SQL statements a user is allowed to run because how powerful SQL can be. What’s Different about SQL? SQL is a separate interface to the data and runtime SQL is part of the basic operating system. SQL uses the

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Comparing Object Authorities across different libraries is easier than you think! Using the magical powers of IBM i SQL we can easily create a spreadsheet containing all the objects in any given library and showing all their authority settings. You can run this SQL statement using green screen STRSQL or from your favorite desktop SQL

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Do you want to Create Different Subsystems for Web Services? There are a lot of positive reasons for us to create separate subsystems for each out our sets of applications. But if you read this blog entry then you already know that. So, assuming you want to do it — let’s stop blathering and dive

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Christmas has just finished – how do I slim down my IBM i System? I like to look in all the nooks and crannies for data that has been left behind, or simply accumulating and never being consumed. Data Queues are small and fast. The downside is that loading data queues over long periods of

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WORK IN PROGRESS – Come back later to see if this blog has been updated with some real time findings. It will be. But maybe take a bit of time. I’m just busy in the real world doing real stuff and and this install is kind of tricky stuff… I can tell you πŸ˜‰ Using

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Join me on a mission to connect to a SQL Server database from IBM i This will be a growing blog… I’m going to use this to record a diary of sorts, chronicling my adventures in accessing and reading a Microsoft SQL Database direct from an IBM i application. Apparently, if the bods at Microsoft

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Verify MariaDB – MySQL on IBM i Following Part 2 – where we installed IBM i MariaDB (MySQL) – the next burning question is “OK, so it looks like it installed, so how do we check it and use it?” Me – with a coffee Now that we have MariaDB – MySQL is on your

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It’s time to install MariaDB on IBM i Following Part 1 – let’s dive into installing the actual thing and wade through any problems we see along the way. … Me – with a coffee MariaDB is a replacement for MySQL MariaDB is a fast, open-source, community developed branch of MySQL. Internal commands use the

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Ever wanted to use WordPress on IBM i? What is WordPress? WordPress is an open-source Content Management System written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database. Features include a comprehensive plugin architecture and a visual theme system. WordPress is powered by a webserver – what options do we have? HTTP Server for

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What is an IBM i Job Description? An IBM-i job description (JOBD) defines runtime information about the Job that is submitted using it. It’s been this way since the AS400 and iSeries machines of years gone by. A JOBD contains information covering things like: Job queue to be used by the Job, scheduling priority, routing

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