Author: Kalyan Tirunahari, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Thanks to Business Objects for providing the free SDK samples)
Documentation is provided in the Zip file (Self-Serve Documentation.doc)
Runs on most of the Java Application servers (Specially Tomcat 5), BOXIR2
About the code:
This is a web based application used to reset user passwords in the Business Objects XI R2 environment. Its a Self Serve, so a user can reset his own Password instead of bugging the admin for it. In case the user cant remember his user id, he can enter his first name and Last name and the tool can search for his id based on Last/first name. The tool resets the password and sends the new password to the email address that was entered in the CMC for the user.
Features of the code:
We reduced our Helpdesk Tickets for BO password resets to zero/month from 200/month.
Automation of simple jobs which could save a lot of time and money
The new password generated is sent to the email provided in the CMC for the corresponding user automatically, so it is secure and no one can steal others credentials.
The tool doesnt let anyone to reset the Administrator password.
Random password generation algorithm uses Special characters.
If the user id or the email address is not found for the specific user then it doesnt reset the password and displays the message correspondingly.
The flag underlying is set so the user will be prompted to change the password upon the next logon. selfserve.zip (151.0 KB)
Our XIR2 system is configured to use Windows AD.But some of our users login to the system using Enterprise authentication.I was able to change the password using Password reset utility you provided but i was not getting an email with confirmation.
Hi, We love this utility and have used it greatly.
I was wondering if you had tested this with SP3 yet? We have converted over to SP3 and noticed that this stopped working. (It was not tested at the conversion, unfortunately, so it may have stopped working for some other reason.)
Just trying to confirm if SP3 upgrade might be the cause.
Few minutes later… Isn’t that just the way. As soon as you ask, you figure out the question yourself!
We have also just enabled Windows AD for all users, although we are only publishing the SSO URL to some users. So, users have two authentication profiles: Enterprise and Windows AD. I read in the documentation! provided with the tool that it does not work if Windows AD is enabled.