Writing a CAPTCHA style IBMi routine for ENABLING and DISABLING user profiles

IBM i

Sep 25

Resetting forgotten IBM i (aka iSeries and AS400) passwords is a PITA!

And I don’t mean PITA BREAD.

So, a simple captcha style password reset, accessible from the user password signon screen has got to be a good idea… right?CAPTCHA

So, rather than the old “have you called the helpdesk to reset your password?” routine…. the user could sign on as user ‘CAPTCHA’ or something like that and enter their USERNAME and password and answer some CAPTCHA style questions….

Alternatively we could associate it with a webservice so users could click a URL which would activate the aforementioned user(CAPTCHA) on IBM i.

Got to be a good idea but as I’m writing this on a plane I should refer back to this later and write something like it for Projex4i

Thoughts?

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IBM i Software Developer, Digital Dad, AS400 Anarchist, RPG Modernizer, Alpha Nerd and Passionate Eater of Cheese and Biscuits. Nick Litten Dot Com is a mixture of blog posts that can be sometimes serious, frequently playful and probably down-right pointless all in the space of a day. Enjoy your stay, feel free to comment and in the words of the most interesting man in the world: Stay thirsty my friend.