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Change Password
Changes the password for the current account.
See also 
Change Password [Old Password: <old password>;
New Password: <new password>; With dialog: On/Off]
Old Password is the old password for the current account.
New Password is the new password for the current account.
With dialog specifies whether to display the Change Password dialog box when the script step is performed. If With dialog is Off, FileMaker Pro uses the literal password information stored with the script step, or generates a new password based on a calculation.
Where the script step runs 
FileMaker Pro 
FileMaker Server 
FileMaker Go 
Custom Web Publishing 
FileMaker WebDirect 
Runtime solution 
Originated in 
FileMaker Pro 7.0
This script step displays the Change Password dialog box, unless the With dialog option is set to Off. Change Password allows you to change your password but not your access privileges.
Users must have password change privileges to use this script step to change their passwords. To enable users who do not have password change privileges to run this script step, right-click the current script in the scripts pane and choose Grant Full Access Privileges.
Unless the Set Error Capture script step has enabled error capture, users get five attempts to change their password.
If Set Error Capture is on, users get a single attempt to enter their old and new password.
Example 1 
Opens the Change Password dialog box every ten times the database is opened to encourage the user to change his or her password frequently. Started by the OnFirstWindowOpen script trigger.
Set Field [Accounts::Open Count; Accounts::Open Count + 1]
If [Accounts::Open Count = 10]
Set Field [Accounts::Open Count; 0]
Change Password [With dialog: On]
End If
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