In V3R2, V3R7 + the CHGPWD screen will issue a message (CPF22C_, CPF22D_ 
series) that tells you EXACTLY what password validation rule you broke.
So instead of wasting your time trying to come up with a solution for V3R1
you should spend the time upgrading to V3R2 instead.


On Thu, 2 Oct 1997, Matthias Oertli wrote:

> 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
> 
>------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Matthias Oertli, Sydney, Australia 
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