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Dave Kreskowiak27-Aug-23 4:51
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Gary R. Wheeler27-Aug-23 5:05
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Alois Kraus27-Aug-23 10:22
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Gary Wheeler28-Aug-23 6:23
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Nelek28-Aug-23 7:17
protectorNelek28-Aug-23 7:17 
Gary Wheeler wrote:
My problem report to IT was... flammable.
Yeah... been there done that too...

We had a new password policy in a firm I worked too, where 90% of the workers were with mid to long term projects mostly on the way. Suddenly we had to change password every 6 weeks. I wrote an email to our IT that got escalated to the CTO and I got a very CTO-answer explaining me how wrong I was and how insecure was our previous policy.
A guy got a project ended, went 4 weeks in vacation and when he came back his first day was to go to the company, grab som equipment and go to the airport for a project somewhere in the US west coast (almost 30 hours until he reached the hotel). He slept and on the first work day, connected the VPN in the hotel, checked the emails and went to the customer...
Once there, the laptop wouldn't let him log in. He called me to explain the problem and I was like "oh, oh" (but rubbing my hands in my interior).
I went to the company and started a discussion with the IT about it. I supposed it had to do with the password policy. With vacations and the trip he went over the 6 weeks, the first log in the US was with an offline valid user, once he connected the VPN the windows got the message "password expired" and after the reboot... bye bye. Once they confirmed on their own, what I was telling them from the very beginning the good dialog started.
- He can change it with the Ctrl+Alt+Supr menu
* No he can't, because he can't log in
- Then he should use the password recovery option in the website of the company
* No he can't, because it only works in VPN and he can't log in in windows
- But he can use the VPN in other computer
* No he can't, our VPN certificate is in encoded in C: and he can't log in in windows
- OK, I have reseted the validity of his user, that should solve the problem
* No, it won't, because the change is only valid once you connect to the VPN (and we already spoke about it)
...

Rinse and repeat with two additional "support levels", the final solution was to send another laptop per messenger. That was Thursday, Laptop was expected to come on monday. The guy had not expected "holidays" and could do tourism, the company got a really angry call from our customers and had to discount the not worked days, we got a new password policy for 6 months instead of 6 weeks and I got the most satisfactory "I told you" in my whole life. Laugh | :laugh: Roll eyes | :rolleyes:
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Gary Wheeler28-Aug-23 6:13
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