I am changing my password 2 days before I have to. I get a message that the new password is invalid, but I still get logged on. Why?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

I am changing my password 2 days before I have to.  I get a message that the new password is invalid, but I still get logged on.  Why?

Answer:

If your password is not expired, your old password is still valid, thus you get logged on.  If you have an expired password, you will get a different error message (such as ACF00124

NEW PASSWORD HAS TOO MANY REPEATING CHARACTERS AND OLD PASSWORD EXPIRED) and the user will not be allowed to logon. 

Additional Information:

Possible messages you may get:

ACF00045 NEW PASSWORD IS TOO LONG - NONE SET

ACF00047 NEW PASSWORD reason reason2

ACF00092 NEW PASSWORD MUST HAVE IMBEDDED NATIONAL OR USER-DEFINE CHARACTER

ACF00133 NEW PASSWORD MUST HAVE IMBEDDED NATIONAL OR USER-DEFINED CHARACTER value

ACF00134 NEW PASSWORD IS TOO SIMILAR TO OLD PASSWORD - NONE SET

ACF00136 NEW PASSWORD NOT SET - CURRENT PASSWORD MUST BE KEPT FOR min DAYS

ACF00147 NEW PASSWORD CANNOT BE THE SAME AS LOGONID value

ACF00148 NEW PASSWORD CANNOT BE ALL NUMBERIC value

ACF00149 NEW PASSWORD CONTAINS A RESERVED WORD PREFIX value

ACF00152 INVALID PASSWORD LENGTH

ACF00153 INVALID PASSWORD SYNTAX

ACF00154 PASSWORD LESS THAN MINIMUM LENGTH

ACF00155 NEW PASSWORD CANNOT BE THE SAME AS CURRENT PASSWORD

ACF00156 PASSWORD REJECTED BY INSTALLATION EXIT

ACF00157 USER NOT AUTHORIZED TO CHANGE FIELD PASSWORD

ACF00159 NEW PASSWORD MATCHES A PREVIOUS PASSWORD value

ACF00162 NEW PASSWORD HAS TOO MANY REPEATING CHARACTERS value

ACF00211 NEW PASSWORD MUST HAVE AT LEAST ONE type CHARACTER value

ACF00212 NEW PASSWORD CANNOT HAVE ANY VOWEL CHARACTERS value

See the ACF2 Messages for more messages and more informarion.