Is there a way to validate a password for a user profile other than the one
who is signed on?
The software package we use has an 'operator' file that stores the password
as well. I will be removing the passwords from the file and using CHKPWD to
validate passwords in the instances where a checkpoint is reached that
requires re-entry of a password. We do want to keep this functionality.
However, this checkpoint is also used to allow entry of another
operator/password. The reasoning is that a supervisor could assign a task
to a user who does not have authority to that particular menu option. The
supervisor would then enter his own operator/password combination. When the
user leaves the menu option, the authority is removed.  In this
instance,the prompt for a password using the CHKPWD command will fail
because the password is for a user profile other than the person who has
signed on.
Fran Denoncourt

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