Remotely Log off a User Session

Posted on 2011-03-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Does anyone know of a command and/or easy process that would allow me to end a user's session via a command and/or batch process?

We have supervisors in our plants that go out onto our plant floor and potentially log in to a computer on the plant floor. Then when they get back in the office, they realize they might have forgot to log off their session on the plant floor. We only allow 1 session per user, so they have to go all the way back out to the plant before they can use their login again.

I would like to write a script of some kind that, given the user profile name, I can end that session.  The only way I could think of doing it was with the ENDJOB...but you have to know the job number, which I wouldn't know.

Any ideas?

Question by:Matthew Roessner
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Expert Comment

ID: 35084595
can you do any progrmming?
the users msgq will be locked.  you can use wrkobjlck or the QWCLOBJL api to determine the job info.  once you have that then ENDJOB.

Steve Bowdoin
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Expert Comment

by:Gary Patterson
ID: 35085051
Easy interactive method:

Option 4

Scripting it is a little trickier, as Steve indicates, but WRKUSRJOB makes it so easy, there is hardly a point in going to the trouble.

- Gary Patterson

Author Comment

by:Matthew Roessner
ID: 35085138
I actually would like to come up with a programatic way of ending the user. My plan was to have a website that the enduser could go to and cilck "END SESSION" and when they clicked on that, I would submit a program via FTP remote command (or something like that).
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stevebowdoin earned 250 total points
ID: 35085748
Looks like you will need to do some programming.

BTW.  Do you have exit programs protecting that FTP server?  Most sites limit sessions to 1 as a security measure.  It would be odd to allow only one session and not lock down the FTP server.  

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Assisted Solution

by:Gary Patterson
Gary Patterson earned 250 total points
ID: 35085875
Then you'll need to do a little coding.  What programming and scripting languages are you comfortable with?

If you know Java, then you can do it all in your web application using the JT Open library

the JobList class allows you to retrieve a list of jobs by user, and the CommandCall class lets you execute a command.

- Gary Patterson


Author Comment

by:Matthew Roessner
ID: 35086125
I ended up righting a CL program using the QWCLOBJL API.  I was able to get the program to work and then call it via FTP (using a particular user that we have set up that has authority to end jobs)

Thanks for your help

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