• Subject: Re: Password "Hint" Feasibility
  • From: Paul Jackson <paulgjackson@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 20:55:23 -0800 (PST)

That is a great idea,

thanks Pete!
--- Peter Dow <pcdow@MailAndNews.com> wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> 
> How about a generic sign on of HINT, HINT that would
> call program HINT that
> would ask for their userid and then show the HINT
> text?
> 
> HTH,
> Peter Dow
> Dow Software Services, Inc.
> 909 425-0194 voice
> 909 425-0196 fax
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Paul Jackson" <paulgjackson@yahoo.com>
> To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2000 5:53 PM
> Subject: Password "Hint" Feasibility
> 
> 
> > One of the most frequent calls to our help desk is
> > from people who have forgotten their AS/400
> password.
> > We would like to implement some method to allow
> users
> > to store some "hint" or reminder text that they
> can
> > use to jog their memory if they forget the
> password.
> >
> > I know that I can tinker with the CHGPWD routine
> (or
> > create a new one higher in the library list) to
> prompt
> > for password change info AND a text field. But
> does
> > anyone know of any way of calling an application
> from
> > the basic signon screen? For example, if someone
> > forgets their password, they would like to press
> F24
> > from the signon screen to bring up a password
> reminder
> > prompt program.
> >
> > Is this even possible? I have my doubts because at
> the
> > point the signon screen is processed, a job is not
> > even active.
> >
> > I guess if they had access to another session,
> they
> > could prompt a command to let them check their
> hint
> > text, but this assumes another user is signed on
> and
> > has access to that command.
> >
> > Any ideas suggestions? We would really like to
> reduce
> > the burden from the help desk on having to reset
> so
> > many users passwords.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any suggestions,
> >
> > -Paul Jackson
> > Costco Wholesale,
> > Issaquah, WA
> >
> >
> >
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