• Subject: Re: Password "Hint" Feasibility
  • From: "Al Barsa, Jr." <barsa2@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2000 09:54:13 -0500

At 05:53 PM 11/7/00 -0800, you wrote:

I wouldn't mess with CHGPWD.  It's pretty secure, and IBM isn't going to 
let you break it up.  You could always write your own CHGPWD, but it would 
lack IBM's security, and runs the rick of being outmoded as IBM is widely 
rumored to change make significant password changes in an upcoming release 
of OS/400.

Al


>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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