The CA-ACF2 Administrator Guide documents that special password character Not sign (?) equates to hex 5F. What are the hex representations for the other special password characters that are allowed in PSWDPLST?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

In the description of the GSO(PSWD) field PSWDPLST, the ACF2 Administrator Guide documents that special password character Not sign (?) uses hex 5F. What are the hex representations for the other special password characters?

 

Answer:

Character NameCharacterHex
Asterisk*5C
Ampersand&50
Not Sign?5F
Colon:7A
Equal Sign=7E
Hyphen-60
Exclamation Point!5A
Period.4B
Percent Sign%6C
Question Mark?6F
Underscore_6D
Vertical Line|4F

 

Any other hex values are not allowed to be specified in a password.
These hex values relate to the US Mainframe Codepage 037 that would be used by terminal emulators when connecting to the mainframe.
Other codepages may provide different hex values for characters and care should be taken when specifying values in the PSWDPLST field.