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Dan, I'm not sure if I'm clear on what you're looking for. Are you looking for a way for an end user within WebFOCUS to reset their own Active Directory password, a way for WebFOCUS to reset their own internal WebFOCUS password, or more generically a way for a user to change their password when they know their old password?
The last one is already in the product. I do not know of any plans for 8.0 of either of the first two, and I can see some pretty large security problems with WebFOCUS resetting passwords within AD.
Having the ability built into WebFOCUS which allows password recovery for any WebFOCUS managed passwords seems realistic as long as the feature can be enabled or disabled. As a result if this is something you'd like, I'd suggest you open up a case with TechSupport and request a New Feature Request.
If you wanted to tackle this feature before the NFR could be implemented this sounds like a relatively simple task to accomplish with the WebFOCUS API.
Active Directory is where our users are authenticated so I certainly don't want WF interacting with it. Based on the little bit of preview I have seen of v8 I got the impression that Authentication and Authorization would (or could) come from the same repository. I suppose it only makes sense for WebFOCUS to be able to manage passwords in it's own repository. It would be crazy to expect it to do that in some third party repository.
Supposing I configure v8 so users are kept in the WebFOCUS repository. Will there be a self-service password recovery tool or just a method for changing a known password?
Supposing I want to continue using Active Directory what sort of self-service, web-based password utility are people using that they can recommend? There sure seems to be a lot of them out there! I just did a search for web-based self-service password recovery and was inundated by search results.
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