• Subject: Re: Password "Hint" Feasibility
  • From: "Al Barsa, Jr." <barsa2@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2000 14:15:39 -0500

At 01:40 PM 11/8/00 -0500, you wrote:

Al

I agree with your approach, I was merely trying to address the suggestion 
of some sort of hint.  Hints are becoming fashionable with Internet passwords.

Al


>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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