PASS System Task

The PASS system task command is an alternative to using the SIGNON system task command line for signon to DC/UCF. The PASS system task facilitates the use of password phrases.
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The PASS system task command is an alternative to using the SIGNON system task command line for signon to DC/UCF. The PASS system task facilitates the use of password phrases.
PASS provides the following benefits:
  • Option to show or hide the password fields
  • Toggle between upper and lower case settings
Example: PASS System Task MAP
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For information about DC/UCF signon processing, see the section "How DC/UCF processes signon requests."
This article describes the following PASS system task information:
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PASS System Task Function Keys
  • F1=Show Fields/Hide Fields
    The F1 function key switches between showing or hiding password fields, and can be used at any time. As you switch,
    F1=
     displays either
    Show Fields
    or
    Hide Fields
    .
    Default: 
    When the PASS task is initially invoked, password fields are hidden.
  • F2=Set Upper/Set Uplow
    The F2 function key switches between upper and lowercase, and can be used at any time. As you switch,
    F2=
    displays either
    Set Upper
    or
    Set Uplow
    .
    Default:
     If mixed case passwords are supported, the case is set to 
    Uplow
    . If mixed case passwords are not supported, the case is set to
    Upper
    , and Uplow cannot be set.
    If additional characters are entered in the field after switching case to Upper, the characters in the field holding the cursor may change to uppercase. You can avoid this change by selecting TAB to move the cursor to the next field.
  • F3=Exit
    The F3 function key ends the session. You are brought back to the
    DC/UCF ENTER NEXT TASK CODE
    prompt, without completing the signon process.
  • CLEAR=Refresh
    The CLEAR function refreshes the task processing and all fields are cleared. Changes that are made with the F1 and F2 functions are set back to the default state. CLEAR can be used at any time.
  • ENTER=Submit
    The ENTER function submits the user ID and password information.
PASS System Task Parameters
  • Userid
    The ID of a user authorized to sign on to the DC/UCF system.  If the ID contains blanks, you must enclose the user ID in single quotation marks.
  • Password
    The user ID password. If a password is defined in the user catalog or in an external security system, a password is required. For
    externally secured
    signons, a
    password may
    also be in the form of a phrase (passphrase).
    Limits:
    • A password with 1 to 8 characters
    • A passphrase with 9 to 100 characters.
      For externally secured signons, the passphrase should have the following characteristics: 
      • Single quotation marks can be used at the beginning and end of passphrases to support leading or trailing blanks.
      • Single and double quotation marks are not allowed within a passphrase. Single quotation marks can be used to delineate the boundaries of a passphrase.
Passphrase limits may vary, depending on how external security is managed in your system environment.
  • New Password
    Your new user password.  When a new password is entered, a verification field appears in the display, prompting you to re-enter the new password.