1.4 Enhancements

This section provides information on the enhancements made to Novell SecureLogin 7.0 post-release, through the various hotfixes.

1.4.1 Forcing Users to Change Password Before Grace Login Expires

Novell SecureLogin has introduced an enhancement in Novell SecureLogin 7.0 hotfix 1 where an administrators can force users to change their password before the grace login expires.

Scenario: Novell SecureLogin is installed in LDAP mode with eDirectory. When the password expires, the authentication process consumes the all grace logins and users cannot log in. To avoid this, create the following registry keys.

  • GraceDaysBeforePasswordExpire registry of DWORD value. This displays a warning message to the users about the number of days remaining for password expiry.

  • DaysForcePasswordChange of DWORD value. This forces the users to change their password. Although the grace login available, this forces the users to change their password before the grace login expires.

For example, if the password policy is set to change every 90 days, the GraceDaysBeforePasswordExpire can be set to 5 and DaysForcePasswordChange can be set to 3. On the day 85 when users logs in, a message indicating the number of days left before password expiry appears. The users can choose to change the password immediately or change it later.

Similarly, when a users logs in on day 87 another message appears that forces the users to change the password. They cannot continue without changing the password.

1.4.2 Support for .NET Framework

Novell SecureLogin 7.0 SP1 supports .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or above, which should be already available in the system.

1.4.3 Support for Oracle Forms

Novell SecureLogin 7.0 SP1 uses the pre-installed Oracle JInitiator or JRE to support Web enabled Oracle form applications. If any of these Java components is added in the machine after installing (or upgrading to) SecureLogin 7.0 SP1, you need to enable SecureLogin to use the newly added Java component. To enable support to the new Java component, run the repair option of the SecureLogin installer.