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Changing the Password or Authorization Level

This procedure lets you set the authorization level of the person that is working on the printer. It also allows you to change the user-authorization password. Access to higher user-authorization levels is password protected. If you do not know the current password, access to the requested user authorization level is denied.

The different levels of authorization are:

Initial Operation

When the printers are shipped from the factory, they are set for the Key Operator user authorization level, which makes all procedures except service-related activities available. The factory-set password is "all blanks". That is, if you change the user level to the Operator level and then want to go back to the Key Operator level, simply SELECT the OK push-button on the keyboard window when it appears without entering any data.

If you want to maintain a Key Operator authorization level, IBM recommends that you establish a new password for the Key Operator when the installation is complete. If you treat all operators as key operators, then leave the current "all blanks" password as it is.

If you forget or lose the current Key Operator password, the system accepts a fixed, alternate password for that level. Obtain this alternate password from your system administrator.

To Change the Password or Authorization Level, do the following:

  1. From the Options pull-down menu, SELECT Password.
  2. To change the Authorization Level, SELECT the Authorization Level to which you wish to change.

    If you are not changing to the Operator level, then the Password Keypad window appears. Enter the password, and SELECT the OK push-button.

  3. To change a password, first SELECT the Authorization Level you wish to change. Then do the following:
    1. If you select a level that the system is not currently in, the Password Keypad window appears. Enter the password, and SELECT the OK push-button.
    2. When the Password window returns, SELECT the Change push-button. The Password Keypad window appears.
    3. Enter the new password and SELECT the OK push-button to change the password.

      If you decide not to change the password, SELECT the Cancel push-button.