• Subject: RE: HELP on SECURITY...
  • From: "Adinet" <jlcalvo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1999 13:04:37 -0300

Hello:

        I think another good idea may be the use of a *VLDL to store the
username and password, it may need some API programming but it can provide
all the encryption needed for passwords.

----- Original Message -----
From: Alex Garrison <agarrison@logtech.com>
To: <JAVA400-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 1999 10:25 AM
Subject: Re: HELP on SECURITY...


> Victor,
>
> Creating user profiles is the most straightforward solution.  You can then
> use the toolbox to call the QSYGETPH os/400 api to validate the password.
>
> If 1000 is too many user profiles how about:
> 1. create a physical file with the user names and passwords.
> 2. Set the authority on the file so that everyone is excluded except a
> single user profile.
> 3. Write an rpg program that will accept a user name and password as
inputs
> and return a true/false answer.
> 4. Have your servlet use the toolbox rec level i/o classes to connect to
the
> as/400 using that single user profile from step 2. Then have the servlet
> call the rpg program you wrote in step 3.
>
> Since only one user profile can access the physical file with the actual
> password, the file is almost as secure as being encrypted.  Since your
> servlet would only get true/false answers back from the rpg program, noone
> could misuse your servlet to dump the contents of the file.
>
> Anyone else have an idea?
>
> Alex Garrison
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Victor Rodrigue <vr19089@icil.co.in>
> To: Sndjava (E-mail) <JAVA400-L@midrange.com>
> Sent: Thursday, December 30, 1999 3:22 AM
> Subject: HELP on SECURITY...
>
>
> > Hello All,
> >
> > I am crrently involved in design on a system on the AS/400. This is a
kind
> > of employee database with around
> > 1000 users. We've got a V4R2 and planning to use Servlets.
> >
> > Well the problem is to manage these many users.
> >
> > One idea was to have a data file with these users, authority level and
> > password. The problem
> > out here is how to encrypt the password in this datafile.
> >
> > Any help, suggestions or opinions. And also if anyone has already worked
> on
> > this.
> > Also if someone could suggest some security features which i ought to
> > consider, as this database is going to be
> > web enabled.
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> > regards,
> > Victor Rodrigues
> >
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