Mixed Case password not working in CICS.

Document ID : KB000014825
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

Mixed case passwords not working in CICS.

Question:

Our current PASSWORD Control Options:

TSS9661I CA Top Secret PASSWORD Status
NEWPW(MIN=08,MAX=008,WARN=07,MINDAYS=00,NR=1,MASK=A???????,ID,TS,SW,RS,FA,FN,
MC,UC,LC)
HPBPW(004) MSUSPEND(YES) NPWRTHRESH(2)
PWEXP(060) PWHIST(36) PTHRESH(002)
PWVIEW(NO)
PWVERIFY(NO) PWADMIN(NO)
AESENC(256)

We just recently added "MASK=A???????,SW,MC,UC,LC"

MINDAYS=0 by virtue of Dynamic Command for testing. MINDAYS=15 is defined in PARMLIB.

In our CICS environment, the password is accepted in both ALL UPPER or ALL LOWER Case.
Logging into TSO, the TSS Rules are enforced.

Is there some reason why CICS isn't adhering to the TSS Password Control Options?

Answer:

Common Services ENF parameter 'CICSREL' MUST contain the appropriate setting for the CICS release.