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Create User PIN Codes
You can create user PIN codes to use for authentication in addition to passwords. The IDOL server can lock users out if they fail to authenticate using the PIN code.
To configure IDOL server to use PIN codes
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Find the [User] section or create one if it does not exist.
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Set the PincodeLength parameter to the length of PIN code that you want to use. Created PIN codes must have the specified length and consist of alphanumeric characters. For example:
[User]
PincodeLength=8
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Add a PIN Code for a User
When you enable PIN codes in the configuration file, you can assign them to users by sending a UserPin action.
To add or change a PIN code
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http://IDOLhost:IDOLport/action=UserLock&UserName=Username&Unlock=true
where,
 
Authenticate Users with PIN Codes
You authenticate users with PIN codes using the UserPin action. This action can check certain characters in the PIN code, rather than the whole PIN code.
To authenticate a PIN code
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http://IDOLhost:IDOLport/action=UserLock&UserName=Username&Unlock=true
where,
 
is a comma-separated list of the values that IDOL server must check against the specified positions.
For example, to authenticate using the third, fifth and sixth characters from a PIN code, you must set Positions to 3,5,6. The Values parameter then contains the values that the user provides, for example y,9,a. IDOL server checks that the given values occur at the specified positions in the PIN code.