Password phrase does not work on reply for TMSINIT in SDSF

Document ID : KB000010187
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

After logon to TSO with PWphrase I can't start TMSINIT using SDSF. Whenever I enter my PWphrase I get below error message and my PWphrase is not accepted.

ICH408I USER(xxxxxx  ) GROUP(GRPxxxxx) NAME(nnnnnn,nnnnnnnnn  

  LOGON/JOB INITIATION - PASS PHRASE IS NOT VALID        

IEFTMS24 - USERID/PASSWORD ACCESS DENIED   

Without password phrase TMSINIT can be started without issues.

 

Are there, any restrictions regarding the use of special signs in the password phrase?

Background:

Since CA1 Release 14.0, the password Passphrase is supported. It has been introduced by the PTF RO86720.

Environment:
SDSF version greater than 1.9 and z/OS
Instructions:

The restriction comes from SDSF side and the instruction can be found in the IBM book.

Here is the link: 

https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSMKHH_9.0.0/com.ibm.etools.mft.doc/ae19160_.htm 

 

You need to use the / command without parameter to open a popup window where you can enter the passphrase between quotes to reply to TMSINIT WTO.

Additional Information:

As usual, if you need any assistance, please contact CA 1 team.