tcl.password Verb: Access/TCL


Command tcl.password Verb: Access/TCL
Applicable release versions: AP, R83
Category TCL (746)
Description allows adding, changing or removing a user or account password.

This must be issued from the "dm" account.

The password is encrypted into a hexadecimal string.

The command prompts for the following:

Change USER or ACCOUNT password (U,<A)>?

User passwords are found in the "dm,users," file. Enter the appropriate user id.

Account passwords are found in the "mds" file, where the item-id is the account name. The password is encrypted in attribute 7. Enter the account name.

If the password for "dm" is being changed and a password is currently defined, the following prompt appears:

Enter old password (you will not see what you type):

The "old" password must be entered before it allows changing or removing the password. If the old password is unknown, the easiest way to change it is to use the Update processor directly on the account name in the "mds" file (u mds password).

Enter new password (you will not see what you type):

Enter the password here. Pressing <return> at this prompt indicates that the password is to be removed.

Re-enter new password for verification (you will not see what you type):

If a password is being added or changed, the "password" command requires that the same password be entered again to verify that it was entered correctly.

If a password is being removed, the following prompt appears:

Confirm that you wish to remove the account password (y/n)

Answer the question accordingly.
Related filename.mds