How to reset or recover the TDF Install panel menu Password

Document ID : KB000024467
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

Is is possible to recover or reset the existing password that is used in the Telon Design Facility Install Panel Menu?

Answer: 

It is not possible to recover the existing password. You can reset it, though this will cause the loss of your installation settings, including the TDF's installation restrictions for programmers, controllers and analysts. Here is what you need to do:

  • Make a backup copy of the TNTDD of the CA Telon database you are resetting the password for.

  • Record all the values specified on the Install menu; for example, the header and ID length, APPLID settings, security module and restrictions.

  • Insert the following control card after TDFUTL.REQUEST DD * in JCL member JUSUTL in your #pdsqual.INSTALL dataset:
    UNLOAD,TNTDD,,,PROFILE,PROFILE,,

This control card identifies the TNTDD as the file you want to access, and the PROFILE record as the only one you want.

  • Run the job.

    JUSUTL produces the following report:
    ...+....10...+....20...+....30...+....40...+....50TELON UNLOAD/RELOAD STATISTICS REPORT      PARM:  UNLOAD,TNTDD,,,PROFILE,PROFILE,,                                              -------------------------------------------                   TNTDD                   -------------------------------------------        ROOT RECORDS READ       1               ROOT RECORDS WRITTEN       1               ROOT RECORDS DELETED       0
  • Next, run JUSUTL to delete the record, using the following control card:

    UNLOAD,TNTDD,,DELETE,PROFILE,PROFILE,,

  • JUSUTL produces the following report:
    ...+....10...+....20...+....30...+....40...+....50TELON UNLOAD/RELOAD STATISTICS REPORT      PARM:  UNLOAD,TNTDD,,DELETE,PROFILE,PROFILE,,                                              -------------------------------------------                   TNTDD                   -------------------------------------------        ROOT RECORDS READ       1               ROOT RECORDS WRITTEN       1               ROOT RECORDS DELETED       1

Your PROFILE record has been successfully deleted.

Additional Information:

  • The next time you access the TDF Install menu, the password will be reset to the default as documented in the Installation Guide.

  • Re-enter the values you copied in step 2. For added security, change the password from the default. You will also need to reset your installation restrictions.