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Visual Password Expiration

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110716D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Nguyen, TT: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Provided is a technique for visual presentation of password expiration information in order to overcome deficiencies with conventional techniques.

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Visual Password Expiration

      Provided is a technique for visual presentation of password
expiration information in order to overcome deficiencies with
conventional techniques.

      Users are provided with conventional sign on/off dialogs.  In
addition, provide the following enhancements:
      - A visual control is displayed next to the field where a
user's password is entered.
      - The control visually displays the number of days remaining
until password expiration.
      - The control automatically counts down each day until the
number of days remaining is in the red, i.e., about to expire.
      - When the control is in the red, a textual message is
displayed in the Sign on dialog to further reinforce that the
password is about to expire.
      - When the user changes the password, the control automatically
resets to the maximum amount of time.

      An end user will experience the following benefits:
      - A visualized approach for password information.
      - An easy to understand password reminder.

      Disclosed anonymously.