• Subject: Re: Automating Router Signon for Windows NT
  • From: Pete Hall <peteh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 21:03:48 -0600

Rich Garcia wrote:
> 
> In the past their was a discussion that stated that their is a way to
> automate the CA/400 router signon in windows 95. Can anyone tell me if this
> can be done using Windows NT 4.0.
> 

Rich,

I found this on the ftp site in the test files section, I think:

=========================================================================
   Readme File for AS/400 Client Access for Windows 95/NT Temporary Fix
                      Program Product: 5763-XD1
                          Release: V3R1M2

   (c) Copyright IBM Corporation 1996, 1997.  All rights reserved.
=========================================================================

Please remember this is a temporary test fix.  REPLACING THE ORIGINAL
FILES WITH THESE TEST FILES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.  Make sure you have a
backup copy of your original files and configuration.  Please report
any problems you experience to your technical representative.

Installing AS/400 Client Access for Windows 95/NT Service Packs will
overlay these
temporary fix modules if they are also contained in the service pack.

Filename
--------
 logonapi.exe - Provides a new Client Access security API,
"cwbSY_LogonUser()" which
                can be used to develop a program which automatically
signs on to an
                AS/400 without being prompted. See updated header file
cwbsy.h for
                details on input parameters. This API will be supported
in all
                follow-on releases of Client Access for Windows 95/NT.

Download instructions
---------------------
 Download logonapi.exe to a temporary directory and run it to extract
the
 fix modules. Put the fix modules in the directories described below.

Files contained in fix
----------------------
 1) cwbsy.dll
      replaces cwbsy.dll in the Windows system directory
      (e.g. "<c>:\windows\system")

 2) cwbsy.h
      replaces cwbsy.h in the Client Access toolkit include directory
      (e.g. "<d>:\program files\ibm\client access\toolkit\include")

 3) cwbapi.lib
      replaces cwbapi.lib in the Client Access toolkit lib directory
      (e.g. "<d>:\program files\ibm\client access\toolkit\lib")


Description of problem fixed:
-----------------------------
 Windows NT does not provide a password caching function like Windows
95.
 This means a Client Access user running Windows NT needs to provide a
userid
 and password for each AS/400 connected to at least once per NT session.
 This requires a Client Access signon dialog to be presented. (In
Windows 95,
 if the password is cached, it automatically signs on to the AS/400
without
 the need to prompt).  Client Access program developers would like to be
 able to write a program to signon to the AS/400 automatically under
Windows NT
 to simulate password caching.  A new security API, "cwbSY_LogonUser()"
is being
 provided to allow this type of program to be written.  
 
Note:
-----
 The updated module "cwbsy.dll" will be incorporated into a service pack
for
 release V3R1M2. The toolkit modules, "cwbsy.h" and "cwbapi.lib" will
only be made
 available in this temporary fix. They will not be included in a service
pack.


-- 
Pete Hall
peteh@earth.inwave.com
http://www.inwave.com/~peteh/
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