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  • Master Password change without access to Control Panel

    Is there any method by which a user can change this without having access to the Control Panel? We set a "generic" master password but some of our users want to change. We are not too excited about them going into the Control Panel to do this. Thanks.

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    Re: Master Password change without access to Control Panel

    A5_CHANGE_USER_PASSWORD Function

    If you ship the app with a Master, you will always be able to get in and fix things.
    Suggest you ship with a generic Super User password and use tge above for localisation.
    See our Hybrid Option here;
    https://hybridapps.example-software.com/


    In fairness to alcohol, I have done some stupid things when I was sober too!

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    • #3
      Re: Master Password change without access to Control Panel

      Thanks but I still don't see how an IT can change the Master password without access to the Control Panel. If a user logs in as "Administrator" they require the Master password. And sometimes the IT wants to change this. I tried to enter "administrator" in as a user and it says restricted name.Master Password.bmpSecurity 02.bmpSecurity 03.bmp

      I sure I got the pics in there OK.

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      • #4
        Re: Master Password change without access to Control Panel

        So you really want to give IT the ability to change the Master Pwd?
        OK.
        Look at creating a button which only displays specific top menu items like security. The option is in Action Scripting.
        What will you do when they mess up the password side?
        See our Hybrid Option here;
        https://hybridapps.example-software.com/


        In fairness to alcohol, I have done some stupid things when I was sober too!

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        • #5
          Re: Master Password change without access to Control Panel

          Yes, a few IT want a fancy master password of their own creation. We have warned them if the Master password is LOST or forgotten there is nothing we can do to recover. If they "mess up the password side" it is their problem also.

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          • #6
            Re: Master Password change without access to Control Panel

            Nah!
            You can get in if you need to, but it's convoluted and you can charge them.

            I'm away again until Sunday, but I will put some notes together and possibly a simple form to set the password without showing the whole CP.
            One thing to warn them about is not to encrypt otherwise you will HAVE to walk away as the data really is irrecoverable if it corrupts.
            See our Hybrid Option here;
            https://hybridapps.example-software.com/


            In fairness to alcohol, I have done some stupid things when I was sober too!

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            • #7
              Re: Master Password change without access to Control Panel

              @ D.C
              As promised, please see the attached.
              The password to log in is case sensitive;
              Administrator - note the capital "A"

              Once changed, the form with Tabs on opens. Just for fun.
              There is also a Show CP button which you can either hide, turn into a HotSpot or password protect.

              lation.ziplation.zip
              See our Hybrid Option here;
              https://hybridapps.example-software.com/


              In fairness to alcohol, I have done some stupid things when I was sober too!

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              • #8
                Re: Master Password change without access to Control Panel

                Originally posted by Ted Giles View Post
                @ D.C
                As promised, please see the attached.
                The password to log in is case sensitive;
                Administrator - note the capital "A"

                Once changed, the form with Tabs on opens. Just for fun.
                There is also a Show CP button which you can either hide, turn into a HotSpot or password protect.

                [ATTACH]46639[/ATTACH][ATTACH]46639[/ATTACH]
                BIG thanks. I think that will do the trick. Will get my programmer to test. thanks. Now a user who has admin permission can change our generic Master Password (which we send with our app) without going into the Control Panel. We prefer all users to not have access to the CP. Cause a few like to play in the sandbox in the CP which causes major probs.

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                • #9
                  Re: Master Password change without access to Control Panel

                  You can do the same thing with the Administrator so they only have access to the master and user passwords.
                  No need to show the CP at all, which is Padora's Box!
                  Happy to send you an example, but it might be better if your dev person has a go first.
                  See our Hybrid Option here;
                  https://hybridapps.example-software.com/


                  In fairness to alcohol, I have done some stupid things when I was sober too!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Master Password change without access to Control Panel

                    Well I had some time anyway, so please see attached.
                    Administrator pwd is Administrator
                    Ted pwd is ted
                    Case sensitive.

                    Try logging in as Ted and you will not see the Housekeeping Form
                    Log in as Admin and you will see it.

                    There are 3 options now;
                    1) Change Master Pwd
                    2) Manage Users and Groups
                    3) Change a specific user pwd. This is entered into the Variables. The old pwd must match or it won't work.

                    Last, the way to open the CP is by clicking on the Opera Logo top right - which is a HotSpot

                    Have fun.

                    lation_01.zip
                    See our Hybrid Option here;
                    https://hybridapps.example-software.com/


                    In fairness to alcohol, I have done some stupid things when I was sober too!

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