Password controls take effect differently when defined in a profile than when you modify the controls directly in the DBC.SysSecDefault table.
|Password Control Parameter||Effects of Password Controls|
|EXPIRE||Applies to first level user to which the profile is assigned, and is effective immediately.|
|MINCHAR and MAXCHAR||Does not apply to first level user to which the profile is assigned, rather it applies only to the children of that user. Controls take effect at the first child user logon after the child is created or modified.
Use an UPDATE statement to apply password controls to individual primary users that CREATE/MODIFY the password controls of other users.
|MAXLOGONATTEMPTS||Applies to first level users to which the profile is assigned, at the next logon attempt.|