Managing Traditional LOGON Passwords in Mixed Case
A traditional password in VM is a single word of up to eight uppercase characters. If a traditional password is entered in lowercase, the system translates it to uppercase before matching it to the stored version. By default, this is how manages traditional passwords.
traditional passwordin VM is a single word of up to eight uppercase characters. If a traditional password is entered in lowercase, the system translates it to uppercase before matching it to the stored version. By default, this is how
VM:Securemanages traditional passwords.
The default for managing traditional LOGON passwords with
VM:Securecan be changed to mixed case from uppercase by including the MIXEDPW8 Record in the VMXRPI CONFIG file. After you implement MIXEDPW8 processing,
VM:Securewill manage traditional LOGON passwords in mixed case.
VM:Securewill process traditional passwords exactly as they are entered by the user; or, as they are provided in the program stack, or from a program.
For detailed information about implementation, usage, and usage considerations, see the VMXRPI Configuration File Reference Topic: MIXEDPW8 Record.
PTF SO01787 must be installed and deployed before you can implement this support.
NOTE:This update requires that you run the VMXCPG Utility to regenerate new VM:Secure CP TEXT file replacements after you have deployed it, then regenerating and deploying a new CP nucleus with these updated TEXT files. The VM:Secure server can temporarily run with this update deployed to the server code until you can IPL; passwords of 8-bytes or less in length will continue to be managed in upper case.
LOGON passwords will not be managed in mixed case until after you IPL.