Subject RE: [IBO] Changing user password in IBO
Author Alan McDonald
> Hi all, I would like to change a user's password programmatically. In
> IBX this was done using TIBSecurityService. Without IBX, I can see
> three ways to accomplish it:
> 1) Use the API directly (can do it... but yuck).
> 2) Use IBOAdmin. Problem with this is that it adds vcldb*.bpl to the
> project, which I want to avoid (this was part of the motivation for
> switching from IBX to IBO).
> 3) Use the AlterUser routine, e.g. in TIB_SessionBase. The main
> problem with this seems to be that I cannot see a way to specify that
> I *only* want to change the user's password, not their first/last
> name. In other words, I cannot see a way to control the value of
> sec_flags in USER_SEC_DATA when I make a call to AlterUser.
> Therefore, to avoid setting the user's first/last name to blank when I
> change their password, it seems I need to first fetch their first/last
> name, but I also cannot find any hook into isc_spb_sec_username from
> IBO, so I'm back to option 1.
> Does anyone have a better solution short of hacking IBO or IBOAdmin?
> Thanks
> JR

have a look at the contributed code at ibobjects - there's a nice set of
admin components for all of this.