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bpatia asked
Last Modified: 2010-04-17
my program still not working properly. This are the user Id that is supposed to read.

bpitt                bp1111
sconnery          sc2222
mphiffer           mp3333
mmonrow        mm4444
jbeal               jb55555

//Project #1
#include <iostream.h>
#include <fstream.h>
#include <string.h>
int access ();
int main ()
     if (access ()==0)
     cout <<"Access succeful. \n ";
     return 0;
int access ()
     char userid[15],password [15],pass[15],user[15];
     char ans,close;
     ifstream fin;
     cout << " Please enter your user ID \n";
     cin  >> userid;
     cout << "Now please enter a password: \n";
     cin  >>password;
            while (fin>>user>>pass);
                         if (!strcmp(userid,user)&& !strcmp(password,pass)){
                              fin.close ();
                              return 0;
                         else if (userid!=user);
                         cout <<" wrong userid\n";
                         cout <<"denied";
     return -1;
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int fCheckCred(char userid[15], char password[15])
      char user[15],pass[15];
      std::ifstream fin;
    while (fin>>user>>pass)
            if (!strcmp(userid,user)&& !strcmp(password,pass)){
                fin.close ();
                return 0;
      fin.close ();                    
    return -1;

int _tmain()
      char userid[15],password [15];
     std::cout << " Please enter your user ID \n";
       std::cin  >> userid;
     std::cout << "Now please enter a password: \n";
     std::cin  >>password;
      if (fCheckCred(userid,password)==0){
            std::cout <<"Access succeful. \n ";
            std::cout <<" wrong userid\n";
            std::cout <<"denied";
     return 0;

u still need to write input checks though.

Hi bpatia,

Apologize for my english. I see that you are new in experts exchange site.
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