• Subject: Re: Password Validation API
  • From: John Earl <johnearl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2001 00:19:54 -0800
  • Organization: The PowerTech Group

No need to switch profiles (QWTSETP), just a need to get the profile handle
(QSYGETPH).  The handle can then immediately be released (QSYRLSPH).

It can't be more than 20 lines of CL, and the system can also be configured to
create an Audit Journal entry.   So where is the muss and fuss?

jte



Leif Svalgaard wrote:

> From: Douglas Handy <dhandy1@bellsouth.net>
> To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
> Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2001 9:43 PM
> Subject: Re: Password Validation API
>
> > Mel,
> >
> > >A problem with Get Profile Handle is that if the password is incorrect,
> the
> > >incorrect password count is increased.
> >
> > If that is perceived as a problem, then you could use Leif's program
> instead.
> > Since it does the validation itself, an invalid attempt will not increase
> the
> > count.
>
> In addition, switching user profiles with Get Profile Handle just to validate
> a password is a round-about way of doing something that can be done
> DIRECTLY and simpler with no muss and no fuss.
>
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