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Issue: When changing "admin" password to new password it should ask/validate the "Old Password"

Issue: When changing "admin" password to new password it should ask/validate the "Old Password"

Currently this feature is not present in WSL 1.2.3

Clearly this is a IT security audit point for enterprise organizations.

  • Guest
  • Aug 21 2019
  • Not Under Consideration
Who would benefit from this IDEA? Data Engineers
How should it work?

Issue: When changing "admin" password to new password it should ask/validate the "Old Password"


1. Currently ADMIN (local user) can change to New password without keying in Old Password
Our security team has raised a concern on this as ADMIN user has powerful administrative access.
Hence we would need feature enhancement to add additional field “Old Password” for validation before new password is set.

2. after how many invalid/wrong password attempts, the "admin" userid locked?


3. If you have only 1 admin account, and someone failed to change this admin password which causing the account get locked. How can we recover this account?

Idea Priority Urgent
Priority Justification Potential Audit Issue
Client Name OCBC Bank
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    Divya Sridharabalan commented
    6 Dec, 2019 08:00pm

    The idea has been addressed with usage of LDAP id for admin instead of making any changes in the WS user admin.

  • Guest commented
    23 Aug, 2019 07:51am

    Can this item be taken up as "enhancement request" on a urgent basis please?

  • Guest commented
    21 Aug, 2019 02:01pm

    I am surprised this is not there as a default feature.

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