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Re: Password hints
From: Roger Safian <r-safian () NORTHWESTERN EDU>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 10:19:32 -0600
At 05:57 PM 12/12/2008, Brian Kaye put fingers to keyboard and wrote:
Why not allow them to create their own challenge question with some
appropriate scan of the question and answer?
FWIW, in our case, we wanted to create a system that the users
could use online. If you allow users to create their own questions,
and you want a self remediation online access, then they need to
answer their question exactly the same. It doesn't always work that
way, since people forget things like capitalization, etc.
Roger A. Safian
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