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Network Password Reset Application

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110763D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jackson, BK: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

In today's electronic office environment, there are times when a registered system user forgets his password to a system and a system administrator (or responsible person) is not available to reset the password. This article describes an application program which automates resetting a user's password when a user forgets his password and an administrator or responsible person is not available.

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Network Password Reset Application

      In today's electronic office environment, there are times when
a registered system user forgets his password to a system and a
system administrator (or responsible person) is not available to
reset the password.  This article describes an application program
which automates resetting a user's password when a user forgets his
password and an administrator or responsible person is not available.

      This article describes the logic for an application which will
reset a user's password after prompting the user for confidential
information.  This information is a culmination of data about the
user which includes information from the personnel department and
other customizable data provided by the user.

      This application is only accessible from the system's network
program command line by typing the proper program id (i.e., netpass).
This service then prompts the user with varying verification
questions for information chosen from the user's profile and
personnel department's database until all requested data is gathered.
The user will be provided with a temporary password into the user's
logon profile to allow system access.  However, if one of the
questions is answered wrong, this application displays an error
message stating request for temporary password has been denied and
also will not disclose which question was answered wrong.  The user
can be allowed additional attempts, which is setermined by the
program...