If you have EAS (External Authentication Service) configured in Luminis, and you change your password in the external system, Luminis will give you an error screen telling you it doesn't match the password that it has on record.
Jon Wheat pointed out recently that since Luminis performs the password comparison in a case sensitive matter, it will give you this screen if the password doesn't match casewise (even if your external system is case insensitive).
The screen gives you a chance to 'recover secrets'. What this means is that Luminis has encrypted the credentials you use to access other systems through the portal with your Luminis password-now it has to recover those encrypted credentials and reencrypt them with your new password.
To most users this is less than clear, and worse yet, often confusing. Here's how to automate the 'recovery of secrets'. We replaced the file $CP_ROOT/webapps/luminis/WEB-INF/templates/portal/sync_eas_password.thtml with:We basically pass the user along to the recovery process and also resynchronize their EAS credentials with the credentials stored in the secret store.
NOTE Added 5/21/2007: This doesn't seem to work in Luminis IV. Please see this article for the IV version of doing this.