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External Authentication Password API?

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The Question is:

In online help for V71_FEATURES it says
"If you are an externally authenticated user, the DCL command SET PASSWORD
 sends the password change request to the external authenticator and also
 changes your password on your OpenVMS system."
Can $SETUAI be made to send the request to the
external authenticator as well as changing the
OpenVMS password? Is there some other system
service that will do the job?

The Answer is :

$SETUAI does not deal with the Microsoft Lanman authentication
mechanism, nor does any system service currently released.  Until
a future improvement planned for this area, the only programatic
method of doing this would be by activating SET PASSWORD using
LIB$SPAWN or activating LOGINOUT using pseudo-terminals.

answer written or last revised on ( 15-MAY-2000 )

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