Uwe Richter wrote:
> This is a known Bug since 4.1.x. You can get a E-Fix for the Bug.
> But then the nvsecd is unstable (exit-Code 4). For this Problem
> exists a PMR at IBM.
> Von: Jon Needes[SMTP:NV-L AT UCSBVM.UCSB DOT EDU]
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 29. Oktober 1998 12:56
> An: URICHTER; NV-L
> Betreff: Changing Password
> We are running NetView 5.0 on AIX.
> I have turned on NetView security and set up users with different
> capabilities with no problem. I have just attempted to change my user
> password and found that I am unable to. The NetView Authentication
> Dialog comes up and I enter my user id, old password and new password,
> and then press Apply. Ithen get the message:
> "Please enter your OLD TME 10 NetView password to proceed... "
> If I enter my old password and press Apply I get the message:
> "Please enter your NEW TME 10 NetView password to login... "
> After entering my new password and pressing Apply I get prompted for my
> old password again rather than being asked to confirm the new password,
> and the cycle continues.
> I have tried running NetView from root and running nvauth from the
> command line the problem persists.
> Is this a known bug in 5.0 which will disappear when we receive and
> install 5.1, or is there something I have overlooked.
> Thanks in advance
> Jon Needes
> EDS, Hook, UK
Thanks for the reply, Uwe
Does the bug still exist in NetView 5.1? If so, perhaps someone in Tivoli
can explain why what appears to be a simple problem has not been fixed.
We have found that you can change passwords through Security
Administration, but we do not want ordinary users to have access to this.
The e-fix described does not sound acceptable. On any security system
users will expect to be able to change their own password.