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resetting VMS password history for an individual

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owen clarke
Occasional Advisor

resetting VMS password history for an individual

Hi All - our password history on system is set to 8. Is there anyway to decrease password history for an individual without setting no
expiry in uaf?
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Hein van den Heuvel
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Re: resetting VMS password history for an individual


Here is what I do on occasion, to trash the history of a single user (mostly myself):

$OPEN/READ/WRITE/SHARE=WRITE file SYS$SYSTEM:VMS$PASSWORD_HISTORY.DATA
$READ/DELE/KEY="username" file record
$SHOW SYMB record ! Just to be sure
$WRITE/SYMB file record ! If you regret it
$CLOSE file


fwiw,
Hein.
Allan Bowman
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Re: resetting VMS password history for an individual

If you want to completely disable the password history for the individual user, use Authorize to set the flag DISPWDHIS for that user. This will disable the checking of the password history while still allowing a password expiration.

Allan in Atlanta
owen clarke
Occasional Advisor

Re: resetting VMS password history for an individual

question answered - thanks!