This function is used to retrieve information about a password provider's password. The request is passed to the network provider through the PPGetPasswordStatus SPI.
Specifies the network provider who owns the password.
Type of information to retrieve. Can be one of the following: PS_ONOFF Returns whether password is active or "turned on". Upon return, the following bits can be set in lpStatus: PS_ONOFF_ON, PS_ONOFF_OFF.
PS_HASOLDPWD Returns whether it is necessary to supply the previous password in order to change the current password. Upon return, the following bits can be set in lpStatus: PS_HASOLDPWD_ON, PS_HAS_OLDPWD_OFF.
PS_SYNCMASTERPWD Returns whether the password should be kept in sync with the logon password. Upon return, the following bits can be set in lpStatus: PS_SYNCMASTERPWD_ON, PS_SYNCMASTERPWD_OFF.
PS_STORAGETYPE Returns whether the password is stored locally, or in a network location. Upon return, the following bits can be set in lpStatus: PS_STORAGETYPE_LOCAL, PS_STORAGETYPE_NETWORK.
A pointer to a bit field that is filled in upon return, based upon the value of the dwIndex field passed in. See the dwIndex field above for the possible values.
WN_SUCCESS if the call is successful.
This function is used to change the user's Windows password or a password provider's password. The MPR displays a dialog box for this purpose. If the Windows password is changed, the MPR re-encrypts the user's password cache with the new password. Password providers are notified through the PPChangePassword SPI.
Specifies the provider to change the password for. If lpProvider is NULL, the logon password is changed. Changing the logon password can also result in other password providers being notified to change their passwords, if the user has selected to synchronize a provider's password with the logon password.
A handle to a window which should be the owner for the dialog box displayed by the MPR.
Can be 0, or a combination of the following: CHANGEPWD_OLDPWDONLY Displays a dialog that prompts only for the previous password. The current logon password is given to the password provider as the new password to use. This flag is ignored if PwdChangePassword is called to change the logon password (lpProvider is NULL). This flag is intended primarily for use by the system, it is not recommended that applications set this flag.
WN_SUCCESS if the call is successful. Otherwise, an error, which includes:
WN_CANCEL The user canceled the operation.
A structure specifying the logged-on user's name and new password.
A structure specifying the user's name and old password.
One of the following values: PWDCHANGE_MASTERPWD_NOTIFY The Windows password has changed. The provider may wish to take some action, such as giving the new password to a network redirector.
PWDCHANGE_PROVIDERPWD_PENDING The user wants to change a password maintained by the provider. This message is a first-phase notification. The provider should not change the password at this time. The provider should do any pre-commit verification that is appropriate, such as pinging a server or checking that the old password is valid, if possible.
PWDCHANGE_PROVIDERPWD_COMMIT Commit-phase notification, the provider should change the password in response to this message.
PWDCHANGE_PROVIDERPWD_CANCEL A provider will receive this message if it has already received a first-phase notification (PWDCHANGE_PROVIDERPWD_ PENDING) and the password-change action has been canceled (for example, in response to another provider being unable to change its password).
WN_SUCCESS if the call is successful.
This function is used to query a password provider about the status of its password. The attributes an network provider can report are if it is on/off (enabled/disabled), if it requires typing in the old password to change it, and if the storage type is local or remote.
Can be one of the following: PS_ONOFF Requests on/off status of password.
PS_HASOLDPWD Requests "old password" status of password.
PS_STORAGETYPE Requests storage type of password.
Can be a combination of the following bits, for each nIndex:
nIndex: Valid return bits:
PS_ONOFF PS_ONOFF_ON, PS_ONOFF_OFF
PS_HASOLDPWD PS_HASOLDPWD_ON, PS_HASOLDPWD_OFF
PS_STORAGETYPE PS_STORAGETYPE_LOCAL, PS_STORAGETYPE_NETWORK