How to obtain password encryption information and whether PEF installed.

Document ID : KB000073196
Last Modified Date : 14/03/2018
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Introduction:
How to obtain password encryption information and whether PEF installed.
 
Question:
Customer is looking for a way to obtain password encryption information from a VM:Secure user exit.
Environment:
VM:Secure and PEF.
Answer:
 
Here is what you can do to get password encryption information from a VMSECURE userexit: 

/* */ 
ADDRESS 'VMSECURE' /* This gets us into the VMSECURE macro primitive environment */ 
TRANSFER PEF /* VMSECURE TRANSFER primitive */ 
PULL PEF /* pull the encryption type */ 




The encryption type will be NONE, REVERSE, FORWARD or DES3. 

You will also need to re-do your REXX 'ADDRESS' environment after the call to get the PEF information.