Encrypting password with XCOMENCR
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Encrypting password with XCOMENCR


Article ID: 139896


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XCOM Data Transport XCOM Data Transport - Linux PC XCOM Data Transport - z/OS XCOM - SUPPORT


When running the job XCOMENCR to encrypt a password, is there a recommendation on the attributes of the output file?  I have a user who is asking the following:


But the new password has stretched till the 79th Character. I kept the output file length as 80 bytes. Is it OK to keep it 80 or should I increase it ?


Should the user be ok?



Release : 12.0

Component : CA XCOM Data Transport for z/OS


An encrypted password on z/OS is 70 bytes max.  This plus the "PASSWORD=" makes 79 characters.  This is the longest password encryption possible by XCOMENCR at this time.

Thus, 80 byte LRECL is sufficient for any encrypted password.