I changed my password at TSO logon but received no message that the password change was successful or not.

Document ID : KB000017406
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

I tried logging on to TSO with logonid/password/newpassword. I was logged on with no messages. I later found out my password change did not take effect. Why were there no messages?

Solution:

TSO has a built in pause where messages are passed, and then TSO pauses with ***. ACF2 has a GSO option to bypass the pause. Check the GSO TSO record.


TSO ACF
SET CONTROL(GSO)
CONTROL                                                                       
SHOW TSO                                                                        
                                                                             
-- TSO RELATED DEFAULTS ACTIVE --                                             
LOGON ACCOUNT STRING=1     CMD LIST BYPASS CHAR=#     CHAR DELETE CHAR=NO     
TSO CMD LIST=NONE          COMMAND SMF RECORDS=NO     TSOGNAME=NONE           
LINE DELETE CHAR=NONE      LOGON CHECK=YES            PERFORMANCE GROUP=NONE  
TSO LOGON PROC=IKJACCNT    QUICK LOGON=YES            TSO REGION SIZE=NONE    
SUBMIT CLASS=NONE          SUBMIT HOLD CLASS=NONE     SUBMIT MESSAGE CLASS=NONE
SESSION TIME=100           SYSOUT CLASS=A             TSO UNITNAME=SYSDA      
LOGON WAIT TIME=NONE       FSRETAIN=YES               TSO LOGON PRE-PROMPT=NO 
PASSWORD PHRASE LOGON=YES  TSO LOGONHERE=YES          BYPASS PAUSE AT LOGON=NO

Look for BYPASS PAUSE AT LOGON=NO|YES. The default is NOBYPPAUSE. With BYPPAUSE set, the TSO pause will be bypassed, the messages are still sent by ACF2, but flashes on the screen too fast to be seen. To see the messages, you need to use NOBYPPAUSE.