• Subject: Re: Password "Hint" Feasibility
  • From: John Earl <johnearl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2000 16:05:44 -0800
  • Organization: The PowerTech Group

Peter,

Peter Dow 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?

This could be an extraordinarily bad idea.  User Profile HINT would be a member
of *PUBLIC, and would thus be authorized to *CHANGE anything on your box that
*PUBLIC has authority to.  If you're not clear whether this is a problem,
checkout the system calue QCRTAUT and see what authority *PUBLIC has to newly
created objects.

There are better suggestions in this thread.

jte


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