On Mon, 29 Sep 1997 13:20:50 -0400, Walden Leverich wrote:

>Just a guess, but... I would say that OS/400 calls the CPP for the CHGPWD 
>command directly, thus skipping your new CHGPWD command. Try creating a 
>program named QMNCGPWD (V3R1 cpp, your mileage may vary) and place it above 
>QSYS in the library list. Of course, if IBM qualifies their call to the 
>command or the CPP then this won't help.

If the system was calling QMNCGPWD I would not have this problem. I would 
probably be wondering why the CHGPWD command above QSYS has no
effect....

>Finally, if your password validation rules are so complex that you need a 
>screen to remind the user how to generate a valid password each time, then 
>I would guess that the user has a cheat sheet at his/her desk with the 
>current password, and all your great password validation just went out the 
>window.

My password rules are easy. It's the useless messages the 400 sends if
they are violated that give my users problems. 'Name not valid' is not
very helpful.
If they can read a reminder of just what the rules are immediately before 
changing the password would in my view be very helpful.

Thanks,
Matthias
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Matthias Oertli, Sydney, Australia 

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