Doubting Thomas

In our web application for DESC, we had to build in a “rules of behavior” page that users are forced to look at before they can log in to the system.  On this page are declared the rules under which the users should conduct themselves when using DOD systems such as our product.

At the bottom of the page are two buttons: “Accept” and “Deny”.  Clicking “Accept” brings the user to the login page; clicking “Deny” redirects to the home page.

So, our PM tells me that DESC has a new requirement.  The requirement is that if the user clicks “Deny” three times, they get an “access denied” message.  This is in order to satisfy a security requirement that will please the Office of the Secretary of Defense.  So, of course, the first thing I think of is the doubting Thomas story.  Before the rooster crows, you will have denied me three times!  In this case, Jesus is Donald Rumsfeld.

Maybe I just need to get out more.

The sweet relief of Hatteras in only two weekends away…

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