You could set up a user with a name of 'PASSWORD' and a password of 'HINT'.
When the user signs on as this user they are taken to the password hint
screen. Once they figure out the password then they would press a function
key to return to the sign on screen.

 Albert York    

        -----Original Message-----
        From:   Paul Jackson [SMTP:paulgjackson@yahoo.com]
        Sent:   Tuesday, November 07, 2000 5:54 PM
        To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
        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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