NPPasswordChangeNotify function (npapi.h)

Note

This API has been deprecated and will be removed in a future release.

MPR calls this function to notify the credential manager of a password change event. The NPPasswordChangeNotify function is implemented by a credential manager DLL.

Syntax

DWORD NPPasswordChangeNotify(
  [in] LPCWSTR lpAuthentInfoType,
  [in] LPVOID  lpAuthentInfo,
  [in] LPCWSTR lpPreviousAuthentInfoType,
  [in] LPVOID  lpPreviousAuthentInfo,
  [in] LPWSTR  lpStationName,
  [in] LPVOID  StationHandle,
  [in] DWORD   dwChangeInfo
);

Parameters

[in] lpAuthentInfoType

Pointer to a string that identifies the type of structure pointed to by lpAuthentInfo.

When Microsoft is the primary authenticator, the following string is specified for interactive and service controller logons.

MSV1_0:Interactive 
Kerberos:Interactive

[in] lpAuthentInfo

Pointer to a structure that contains the new credentials.

When Microsoft is the primary authenticator (that is, when lpAuthentifoType is "MSV1_0:Interactive" or "Kerberos:Interactive"), the structure used is MSV1_0_INTERACTIVE_LOGON or KERB_INTERACTIVE_LOGON.

[in] lpPreviousAuthentInfoType

Pointer to a string that identifies the type of structure pointed to by lpPreviousAuthentInfo. If the pointer is NULL, there was no previous information. The values that are expected here are the same as those in lpAuthentInfoType.

When Microsoft is the primary authenticator, the following string is specified for interactive and service controller logons.

MSV1_0:Interactive

[in] lpPreviousAuthentInfo

Pointer to a structure that contains the credentials used before the authentication information change. Prior information is provided if the user was forced to change the password (or other authentication information) before logging on. If the user was not forced to change authentication information, this pointer is NULL. The values expected here are the same as those in lpAuthentInfo.

When Microsoft is the primary authenticator, the structure used is MSV1_0_INTERACTIVE_LOGON or KERB_INTERACTIVE_LOGON.

[in] lpStationName

Pointer to a string that specifies the name of the station the user has logged on to. The station name may be used to determine whether additional provider-specific information can be obtained.

When Microsoft is the primary authenticator, one of the following strings will be specified.

Value Meaning
WinSta_0
Indicates that this is an interactive logon through the window station. In this case, StationHandle is an HWND to the parent dialog box.
SvcCtl
Indicates that this is a logon initiated by the service controller. StationHandle is not used in this case.

[in] StationHandle

A 32-bit value whose meaning is dependent upon the name (and consequently, the type) of the station specified in lpStationName.

Value Meaning
WinSta_0
A handle to the owner dialog box (hwndOwner) currently displayed on the screen.
SvcCtl
Random data. Do not use.

[in] dwChangeInfo

If set, specifies a flag that provides change information. This parameter can be one of the flags.

Value Meaning
WN_VALID_LOGON_ACCOUNT
This flag indicates that the authentication information changed will affect all future logons. The user belongs to a trusted domain.
WN_NT_PASSWORD_CHANGED
This flag indicates that the password was changed.

Some authentication information changes will only affect connections made in untrusted domains. These are the accounts that the user cannot use to log onto this computer anyway. In these cases, dwChangeInfo is not set.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the function returns WN_SUCCESS.

If the function fails, it returns an error code, which can be one of the following values.

Return code Description
WN_NOT_SUPPORTED

NPPasswordChangeNotify is not supported.

WN_NO_NETWORK
The network is not present.
WN_FUNCTION_BUSY
The credential manager is still initializing and is not ready to be called.

Remarks

The NPPasswordChangeNotify function is implemented by credential managers to receive notifications when authentication information changes.

Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP: NPPasswordChangeNotify is called on a computer a user is logging into if the password has been changed somewhere else. Note that this behavior is not supported beginning with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header npapi.h

See also

MSV1_0_INTERACTIVE_LOGON

NPGetCaps

NPLogonNotify