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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 16, 2022

Have CSM alert when ADMIN password expires

Today when ADMIN password expires on the DS8K (typically after the default of 90 days), CSM will stop working and you cannot directly see what is the issue. It is reported in CSM as connection error. I suggest we get a notification - maybe a few days before the password expires. Currently no alerts at all will be sent even at the time of expiration, even if you might have set this up. Regards, Gert

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jan 3, 2023
    Unfortunately, CSM has no knowledge for when a password will expire. So there is no way we can provide an alert through CSM to indicate that the password is about to expire so that a customer can take action. I would suggest opening a request up on the DS8000 side. Though I suspect they might have difficulty providing the request if the user is an LDAP the LDAP server manages the password expiration in that case and would have to be the one sending the alerts.
  • Guest
    Dec 16, 2022

    Required! Same issue if an HMC is restarted due to maintenance, It just shows connection errors.