• Subject: Re: Password "Hint" Feasibility
  • From: MacWheel99@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 13:40:08 EST

Al Mac says

I have been trying to get people to change their passwords more often, so to 
make it easier, I put a CL that runs CHGPWD with no alterations other than 
MONMSG to gracefully support F3 F12 from the application menus of people who 
do not have command line access.

When people forget their passwords, we put their sign-ons as password expired 
with user name as the password, then they sign on as that & immediately have 
to change it to somethng they can hopefully remember without writing it down. 
 This has got us out of the business of some MIS person assigning passwords.

Al Barsa 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.

Alister William Macintyre 
Computer Data Janitor etc. of BPCS 405 CD Rel-02 on 400 model 170 OS4 V4R3 
(forerunner to IBM e-Server i-Series 400)  @ http://www.cen-elec.com Central 
Industries of Indiana--->Quality manufacturer of wire harnesses and 
electrical sub-assemblies

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