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Determining success of password change?

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The Question is:

My VAX account does not have any security previledge. Is there any command that
 I can issue to check whether I have successfully changed my account password?

The Answer is :

  You could simply try to log in specifying the new password, via a DCL
  command such as SET HOST 0 or via DECnet task-to-task communications,
  etc.  From a program, you could retrieve and confirm the password via
  calls to $getuai and $hash_password.
  The OpenVMS password mechanisms are synchronous, and return only when
  the password has been successfully updated.

answer written or last revised on ( 12-JUN-2001 )

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