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Is there a command which allows me to see a user?s Password status?


Article ID: 32805


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VM:Secure for z/VM



Is there a command which allows me to see a user’s Password status?



Yes, the ULIST command can display an User’s Password Status (PwStat) among other values.


Below shows a user ID that just had their password set and will need to reset the password when they log on.

Entry     Manager  Group      PwStat   PwAge  Disks  Alloc  SFS-Pools  Usage

YVONNE    DEMYV01  BOBGROUP   Reset       *   3       6.3M

For instance from a user that can manage everyone: VMSECURE ULIST userid *

(the 2nd parameter ‘*’ being the manager of the user id you are wanting to look at. If you know the manager id you could specify it instead of using the *.)

ULIST is very useful. You can REVIEW an entry there, do a MDSKSCAN, go to USER screens and other options.


Additional Information:

The help for the ULIST command can be found on the WIKI here -


Release: SECVTM00200-3.1-Secure VTAM