• Subject: Re: Modifiying CHGPWD
  • From: Jromeh@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 4 Oct 1997 04:35:04 -0400 (EDT)


Matthias Oertli replied...
>>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.

and Neil Palmer suggested...
>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.

This has the added advantage of not bothering users who have assimilated 
the rules.

If this would satisfy and you can't yet upgrade (surely a political 
problem <g>), try using OVRMSGF before calling CHGPWD. Unlike OVRDBF, 
will check for message in overidden file, choose original message if it's 
id doesn't exist.

Modify first level text of messages returned to something like "Invalid 
Password. For help, position cursor on message and press F1 or Help".

Change all the second levels to document your easy rules.

Think this will work pretty cleanly, 

Jerome Hughes                     jromeh@aol.com
InterPro Consulting Services      www.interproinc.com
Rosemont, IL USA                  these are my own opinions only

OMNI User Communications Dir.     www.omniuser.org

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