Resetting the QSECOFR service tools user ID and password

Notes – If you know the password for the QSECOFR user profile, use this password to reset the password for the IBM-supplied service tools user ID that has service tools security privilege (QSECOFR) to the IBM-supplied default value.

Complete the following steps to reset the QSECOFR service tools user ID and password:

  1. Ensure that the system is in normal operating mode, not DST.
  2. Sign on at a workstation using the QSECOFR user profile.
  3. On a command line, enter CHGDSTPWD (Change IBM Service Tools Password). Then press F4 (Do not press Enter). You see the Change IBM Service Tools Password (CHGDSTPWD) display.
  4. Type *DEFAULT and press the Enter key. This sets the IBM-supplied service tools user ID that has service tools security privilege and its password to QSECOFR.
Attention: Do not leave the QSECOFR service tools user ID and password set to the default value. This is a security exposure because this is the value included in every system and is commonly known.

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