Mixed Case is turned on even though Mixed Case is not set in the TSSPARM file.

Document ID : KB000014780
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

Mixed case activation.

Question:

Mixed case passwords is turned on even though it is not turned on in the CA Top Secret Control Options File.

We have the following Control Options set.

TSS9661I CA Top Secret PHRASE Status
NEWPHRASE(MIN=09,MAX=100,WARN=03,MINDAYS=00,SC=00,MA=00,MN=00)
PSWDPHRASE(OFF) NPPTHRESH(02)
PPEXP(030) PPHIST(03)
TSS9661I CA Top Secret PASSWORD Status
NEWPW(MIN=08,MAX=008,WARN=14,MINDAYS=01,NR=2,ID,TS,SW,FA,FN)
HPBPW(000) MSUSPEND(NO) NPWRTHRESH(2)
PWEXP(030) PWHIST(06) PTHRESH(006)
PWVIEW(NO)
PWVERIFY(NO) PWADMIN(NO)
AESENC(NONE)

Answer:

With password phrases active, mixed case support is turned on automatically.

There is no way to disable mixed case password once password phrase support is activated in CA Top Secret.