Default Inactivity Period in CA Top Secret.

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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What is the default setting for a User 'inactivity period' in CA Top Secret?



The default setting for the INACTIVE Control Option is '0'.

To see what the INACTIVE Control Option is set to, issue a:


...and look for:

TIMELOCK(...)           INACTIVE(nnn)

This control option can be set via:


...where nnn is a value between 0 and 255 (days).

'0' deactivates the Control Option. The TSS MODIFY command is only valid until the next recycle of CA Top Secret. To make the change permanent, add the following line to the CA Top Secret Parameter File:


The Control Option specifies the number of days, before CA Top Secret denies an unused ACID access to the System, after that ACID's password has expired.

If an ACID's password expired on 7/21/09, INACTIVE(30) is set, and the ACID signs on 8/21/2009, the ACID would be suspended because of inactivity, because 8/21/09 is 31 days after the password expired.


Additional Information:

Please refer to the 'CA Top Secret Control Option Guide' for more details about the INACTIVE Control Option.