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Status Future consideration
Workspace Informix
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 16, 2020

extended ESQL/C login structure for solving password length problem

Status:

In an application using ESQL/C authentication with instance users, a user can change his password by using sql with a passwort length greater than the 18 character limit imposed by the struct InetLogin (see case TS003855467). After the change of password, the user cannot login anymore since the structure is too small to contain his new password.

Current Possible Workarounds:

  1. Intruct users to avoid passwords longer than 18 characters (ugly and not really recommended, but currently the only viable solution).

  2. Switch to an ODBC Database Connection.

Solution:

Provide a "renovated" structure InetLoginExtended or InetLogin2 with a deliberate design, which avoids the limitations.

Needed by Date Sep 16, 2020