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  • Problem Changing Password on Login Component

    I am a newbie working my way through Susan Bush's Book Alpha Five Web Applications Made Easy, The Basics and More for V8 & V9 Platinum

    My problem is that when I attempt to change a password on the Login Web Component, I get the following error message when I click the "CHANGE" Button:

    "Welcome to ABC Seminars. Please login. Ln: 432 Access is denied. c:\chgpass.txt" (Page 82 of the Text)

    I'm using Vista Home Premium on a Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 Laptop.

    Has anyone else had this problem? All other functions of the Login Web Component appear to function correctly.

    Is this a problem with the Web Component or my machine.

    Any insight would be appreciated.

    Thanx in advance.

    Cliff M.

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    Re: Problem Changing Password on Login Component

    Welcome to Alpha Five. I don't have that instruction guide, but something about your error message makes no sense. There would be no reason for any function to reference a text file on your server, let alone on your c: drive. Likely Vista is not allowing interaction with a file on that root drive for valid security reasons.

    What are the instructions? Is this using a sample application provided with the book?
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      Re: Problem Changing Password on Login Component

      Yes Steve, I'm using a sample that was provided in the book.

      Basically we are instructed to create a Main Menu Page that has a link to the secured Database Grid requiring a Login. The Login Web Component has a Change Password Button that when clicked opens up a new Web Component that requires the Old Password, the new password, and new password confirmation before clicking the "CHANGE" button. The error is returned upon clicking the change button.

      But after I submitted the question, I found a thread at the bottom of the screen that described the the same problem. The responder (I believe an employee of Alpha5) said that it was a bug in the program that would be fixed in the next build. I downloaded & installed the latest update, but it is the same build number. Any idea when the next build will be released?

      Thanx for your prompt response.

      Cliff

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      • #4
        Re: Problem Changing Password on Login Component

        The bug must be that some test code was left in. Still cannot imagine any security process requiring access to any text file. I would go to that older thread and just add a reminder/question. That will prompt Jerry and you can determine if the fix was made.
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          Re: Problem Changing Password on Login Component

          The last build without the error was build 1997. You could roll back to that build if you are running Vista and it is causing a problem. The bug was caused by some test code that inadvertently was added and wasn't found until after the latest build (2095) was released. There currently is no release date for the next update build.

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            Re: Problem Changing Password on Login Component

            Now that I know where the problem lies, I can work around it until the new build is released.

            Thanx Jerry & Steve.

            Cliff

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            • #7
              Re: Problem Changing Password on Login Component

              I'd never use that feature to change password anyway. It means anyone with my password could change it and lock me out. I'd prefer a method that sends an email to me, telling me someone wants to change my password and requires me to click an embedded hyperlink that resets the password if clicked within a short period of time. That way I know what's going on and you can keep a log of the entire transaction in case it comes back to bite you.

              Never assume the person attempting to log in is the legitimate user.
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              • #8
                Re: Problem Changing Password on Login Component

                Thanx Steve, I was kind of thinking along the same lines.

                I was just attempting to follow the text to get a feel for the program.

                Thanx again.

                Cliff

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