Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    9

    Unanswered: Check filled password to Windows Password

    Hi,
    I need to check a password filled into a text box with windows password to able user to use some database function.
    I don't need to know the windows password but is enough to check if the password wrote from user match with windows password.

    Is possible to do that?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    One Flump in One Place
    Posts
    14,912
    Hi Davinik

    You can read the users windows log-in name via API and use that. They only need to authenticate once then and it si easier than checking the password. Or at least - that is what I do and I don't know how to check the password
    Testimonial:
    pootle flump
    ur codings are working excelent.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    9
    Hi Pooltle,
    I've already use the Api Environ$ to get the username but the Policy used in my business want to introduce a password check control.
    In any case, thanks for your post.
    Have a nice day.
    D.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    9
    Hi Pooltle,
    I've already use the Api Environ$ to get the username but the Policy used in my business want to introduce a password check control.
    In any case, thanks for your post.
    Have a nice day.
    D.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    One Flump in One Place
    Posts
    14,912
    Quote Originally Posted by Davinik
    Hi Pooltle,
    I've already use the Api Environ$ to get the username but the Policy used in my business want to introduce a password check control.
    I wouldn't use environ - even MS recommend not using environ - use API.
    I don't see the point of getting people to reenter the same password but you could try googling API workstation password and see what comes up.
    Testimonial:
    pootle flump
    ur codings are working excelent.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by pootle flump
    I wouldn't use environ - even MS recommend not using environ - use API.
    I don't see the point of getting people to reenter the same password but you could try googling API workstation password and see what comes up.
    Which is this Api, do you know??

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    One Flump in One Place
    Posts
    14,912
    Specifically here

    and lots of other examples here
    Testimonial:
    pootle flump
    ur codings are working excelent.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    out on a limb
    Posts
    13,692
    Provided Answers: 59
    If your user requirement is some form of security vetting or audit file, then you could consider integrating the computer name, also from Dev Ashish's API calls. The site referenced by "The audacious one" is well worth a read, even if you don't need to use what is offered at present - its nice to know its there.

    Over the years I have found it very usefull to be able to record not only who (which userid) did the dirty deed, but with which weapon (PC). It's a sort of Cluedo for systems developers, except you know precisely who did what where and when. That way if the users want to continue their necklace party, they can then place the tyres round the person who did the deed rahter than the undeserving devloper.

    for those unaware of what a necklace party is......
    I'd rather be riding on the Tiger 800 or the Norton

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by pootle flump
    Specifically here

    and lots of other examples here
    Very Thanks, I'm checking into that web site.
    Bye.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •