Does CA Verify/VTAM support mixed-case passwords (password phrases)?

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Article ID: 131746

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CA Verify

Issue/Introduction



Does CA Verify/VTAM support mixed-case long password phrases?

Environment

Release:
Component: VERIFY

Resolution

There are two aspects regarding mixed-case password phrases and CA Verify/VTAM: 

1. Logging on to CA Verify/VTAM itself - here we can say that long mixed-case password phrases are not supported. 

2. Creating and replaying a test stream that logs on to z/OS systems, like TSO and CICS etc., with a passphrase - here we tested CA Verify and recorded a test stream that logs on to TSO using a passphrase. It worked fine and we were able to run the test stream. It has been verified that the entire passphrase is encrypted in the TCADS file. 

Additional Information

- regarding topic 1. above - see 
https://docops.ca.com/ca-verify/9-0/en/using/using-vtam/getting-started-vtam 

- some details about mixed-case password phrase:
https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSLTBW_2.3.0/com.ibm.zos.v2r3.icha700/passwordphrases.htm