Problem of character conversion

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Article ID: 128462

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Products

CA Top Secret CA Top Secret - LDAP

Issue/Introduction

A problem with character conversion between LDAP and TSS.
When these commands profResNameBean2.setTssresname(transform("TSOLA.£ACCT2")); profResNameBean6.setTssresname(transform("TSOLA.§ACCT6")); issued 
The result is TSOLA.1ACCT2 instead of TSOLA.£ACCT2 and TSOLA.5ACCT6 instead of TSOLA.§ACCT6 

Cause

The Wrong Codeset is being used
By default, LDAP codeset is set to IBM-1047.
This displays the special characters(§,£) in the resource name as 5 and 1 respectively.

Environment

z/os

Resolution

The correct codeset needs to be specified using the slapd.con file.
As per this example for codeset is IBM-297.
Substitute 'suffix' for 'host=yourhost,o=ca,c=us' database catss_utf suffix "host=yourhost,o=ca,c=us" naming_mode tss codeset IBM-297