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Writing code for password and Log on verification

Posted on 2002-03-06
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I would like to create code for password and username for system users to log on to the system.This code has to verify and see if the type password or username is in the already created list on the database table for log on.It should check and see if the typed password corresponds to the one on the list else  it displays an error message.
Question by:humbk2002
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Author Comment

ID: 6843690
Please this code should be in visual basic for applications  for a standalone computer.
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Expert Comment

by:Ryan Chong
ID: 6843694

What Database are you using?

* And please do to rise some points as 50 pts = easy question :)

Accepted Solution

Rem earned 24 total points
ID: 6843763

While agreeing with ryancys, some code to start with:
You have a form with to fields, username(txtUser) and password(txtMdp), and a button to validate the input.
Private Sub btnValider_Click()
On Error GoTo errhandl

      Dim rstUsers As New ADODB.Recordset
      Dim strSQLUsers As String
      Set rstUsers = Nothing
        strSQLUsers = "SELECT * FROM tblUsers WHERE Users = '" & txtUser & "'"
        rstUsers.Open strSQLUsers, cn, adOpenDynamic, adLockOptimistic, adCmdTableDirect
        If rstUsers!mdp = txtMdp Or rstUsers!users = "sa" Then
            usernom = txtUser
            btnStart.Visible = True
            If rstUsers!Edit = False Then
                Dim retmsg
                retmsg = MsgBox("You don't have the right to save records. Contact a sysadmin.", vbInformation, "Attention")
                'code to insert
            End If
            MsgBox "Who are you...?"
        End If
    Exit Sub
MsgBox "Try another name, one the system recognizes..."
End Sub

ANYWAY, you got to be connected to the database first: so OnLoad of your frmLogin you use the function below.

Public Function Connect()

    On Error GoTo errfind
    Set cn = New ADODB.Connection
    With cn
        .ConnectionString = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=disk:\directory\yourdatabase.mdb"

    End With

end function

This is pretty basic stuff. Normally you should encrypt the password and decrypt it on the fly so it won't stay clear in the database.

I could send you code for that for two more points ;-))


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Author Comment

ID: 6843861
We use access for windows 2000 as the database
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Expert Comment

ID: 6843959
do you really expect to get a useful answer for ONLY 4 points?  You MUST be kidding.

Author Comment

ID: 6843990
I want a single block of code not separate procedure and a function.You saying I should encrypt the password and decrypt it on the fly so it wont stay clear in the database,you know i use vb 6.0 for application so if you use a text box ,then go to its properties then you have access to enter a password character,thus it can be encrypted.I want a code that contains the loading of the database at the same time with creating verification of passwords.
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Expert Comment

ID: 6844072
What was meant by "encrypt and de-crypt" is the you DO NOT want to have the Password, as stored in the DATABASE, to be readable - by simply opening the database table.  When you add a PasswordCharacter to a Text box, the password IS NOT encrypted, but rather for each character in the password, as it is entered by the user on that form the entered character is simply replaced, ON THE SCREEN, with the password character.  The value of the TextBox.Text property IS STILL THE PASSWORD, as entered by the user.

If you do not encrypt the password, as stored in the database table itself, then anyone can open the User table and view the Passwords for every user in the system.  That is a MAJOR SECURITY hole.  Not even the System Manager should know what a User's passwrod is.
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Expert Comment

ID: 6844073
and 6 points is RIDICULOUSLY low.  Be Serious.

Expert Comment

ID: 6844366
This looks like yet another case of "Please do my homework for me".

Expert Comment

ID: 6846852
Humbk2002 seems to be new around here. Suppose he didn't have the time to read the guidelines.

btw Just a remark.
Never put all your code in one block, keep procedures, subs and other functions separated. Creating a public function allows to reuse a block of code instead of having to rewrite it.



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Expert Comment

ID: 7610468
humbk2002, an EE Moderator will handle this for you.
Moderator, my recommended disposition is:

    Accept Rem's comment(s) as an answer.

DanRollins -- EE database cleanup volunteer

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Finalized as proposed


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