Mixed Case Passwords for SOLVE:Operations 11.9

Document ID : KB000109046
Last Modified Date : 01/08/2018
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Question:
Changing external security (RACF /ACF2 /Top Secret)  to run with  mixed case passwords.
Passwords must have  mix of upper and lower case, special charaters and numbers.
What changes are needed to  allow  Solve:Operations 11.9 to handle case sensitive letters and other specific requirements?
 
Answer:
Required PTFs
The following fixes must be applied so  SOLVE:Operations 11.9 can support mixed case passwords.
Of note is that this also supplies support for MFA and passphrase support.

The first few are not specifically for mixed case password but do affect password handling. 
The last is also not specifically password related but does potentially affect logon capability 
                                         
 PTF     Brief Description                             FMID
RO43020 ROUTE COMMAND FAILS USING ONE TIME PA         CC2D710
RO71045 $RMMTO EXPOSES PASSWORD IN ACTIVITY L         CC2D710
RO94071 SUPPORT PASSWORD PHRASES AND MULTI-FA         CC2D710
RO94066 SUPPORT PASSWORD PHRASES AND MULTI-FA         CC2D710
RO94072 SUPPORT PASSWORD PHRASES AND MULTI-FA         CC2D710
RO94064 SUPPORT PASSWORD PHRASES AND MULTI-FA         CC2D710
RO94068 SUPPORT PASSWORD PHRASES AND MULTI-FA         CC2D710
RO94063 SUPPORT PASSWORD PHRASES AND MULTI-FA         CC2D710
RO94552 SUPPORT PASSWORD PHRASES AND MULTI-FA         CC2D710
RO94550 SUPPORT PASSWORD PHRASES AND MULTI-FA         CC2D710
RO97001 PASSWORD CANNOT START WITH '='                CC2D710
RO97002 PASSWORD CANNOT START WITH '='                CC2D710
RO98399 TOLERATE 8-CHARACTER TSO/E USER IDS           CC2D710


The DBCS version requires these additional fixes
RO71046 $RMMTO EXPOSES PASSWORD IN ACTIVITY L         CC2D71D
RO94947 SUPPORT PASSWORD PHRASES AND MULTI-FA         CC2D71D
RO94948 SUPPORT PASSWORD PHRASES AND MULTI-FA         CC2D71D
RO94949 SUPPORT PASSWORD PHRASES AND MULTI-FA         CC2D71D
RO94950 SUPPORT PASSWORD PHRASES AND MULTI-FA         CC2D71D
RO94951 SUPPORT PASSWORD PHRASES AND MULTI-FA         CC2D71D

RO98538 PASSWORD CANNOT START WITH '='                CC2D71D


The Japan version requires these additional fixes
RO98599 PASSWORD CANNOT START WITH '='                CC2D71J
RO98950 SUPPORT PASSWORD PHRASES AND MULTI-FA         CC2D71J
RO98628 SUPPORT PASSWORD PHRASES AND MULTI-FA         CC2D71J



Implementation
From our  Release notes:      https://docops.ca.com/ca-solve-operations-automation/11-9/en/release-notes
 

Mixed Case Passwords 

The product now supports mixed case passwords with the following JCL parameter for the product region:

XOPT=PWMIX

If you enable this support, consider the following information:

  • Do not share a UAMS database with a region that does not support mixed case passwords and is not using a partial security exit.
  • Ensure that all regions in a multisystem environment have this support enabled.