• Subject: Re: MD5 via RPG?
  • From: "Carsten Flensburg" <flensburg@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 10:23:43 +0200
  • Organization: Novasol Data AS

----- Original Message -----
From: Goodbar, Loyd (AFS-Water Valley) <LGoodbar@afs.bwauto.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2000 1:30 AM
Subject: RE: MD5 via RPG?

> Why not use OS/400 security? The biggest
> reason is to not create a bunch of user profiles. If your AS?400 is on the
> Internet, it is much more prudent to populate a simple user database than
> manage user profiles whose sole functions is to get to your application.
> Also, if you don't create user profiles, then the user, even if they can
> use
> your application, cannot FTP into your AS/400 because they don't have a
> valid OS/400 user id.


Have you considered using validation lists? They allow you to store
usernames and their corresponding passwords using OS/400-security without
giving userprofile access to your system. If you're interested I can email
you a sample program using the most common validation list api's.

Best regards,
Carsten Flensburg

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