Adding a new ACF2 user ID, getting ACF00149 NEW PASSWORD CONTAINS A RESERVED WORD PREFIX

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Article ID: 142453

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CA ACF2 CA ACF2 - DB2 Option CA ACF2 for zVM CA ACF2 - z/OS CA ACF2 - MISC

Issue/Introduction

The ACF00149 is the result of specifying a password that contains a reserved word prefix that is not allowed.

Environment

Release : 16.0
Component : CA ACF2 for z/OS

Resolution

The ACF00149 is the result of specifying a password that contains a reserved word prefix that is not allowed.

This is controlled by the ACF2 GSO PSWD PSWDRSV|NOPSWDRSV and PSWDRSVW|NOPSWDRSVW settings in conjunction with the ACF2 GSO RESWORD list of reserved words.

Details on GSO PSWD PSWDRSV|NOPSWDRSV and PSWDRSVW|NOPSWDRSVW:

PSWDRSV|NOPSWDRSV 
Specifies whether users can enter new passwords that begin with a reserved word prefix. The default is NOPSWDRSV, which specifies that passwords are not checked for reserved word prefixes. The list of reserved prefixes is specified in the GSO RESWORD infostorage record. For a list of the default reserved prefixes, see Reserved Word Prefix List (RESWORD).

PSWDRSVW|NOPSWDRSVW 
Specifies whether users can enter new passwords that contain a reserved word anywhere in the password. The default is NOPSWDRSVW, which specifies that passwords are not checked for reserved words. The list of reserved words is specified in the GSO RESWORD infostorage record. For a list of the default reserved words, see Reserved Word Prefix List (RESWORD).

Details on GSO RESWORD:

Reserved Word List (RESWORD)
The RESWORD record defines the words or prefixes that are not allowed in the specification of a password. In the case of mixed-case passwords, the password is temporarily upper-cased before being checked against the RESWORD prefixes.

The RESWORD record ID and fields are listed in the following table:

Record ID: RESWORD
Fields: PREFIXES(APPL, APR, AUG, ASDF, BASIC, CADAM, DEC, DEMO, FEB, FOCUS, GAME, IBM, JAN, JUL, JUN, LOG, MAR, MAY, NET, NEW, NOV, OCT, PASS, ROS, SEP, SIGN, SYS, TEST, TSO, VALID, VTAM, XXX, 1234|prefix1,…,prefix255)

PREFIXES
Prefixes for the RESWORD list might include acronyms for a company or industry, names of software systems, days of the week, and so forth.

To display your current GSO PSWD settings including PSWDRSV|NOPSWDRSV and PSWDRSVW|NOPSWDRSVW:

ACF
SHOW STATE

Look under the display section "PASSWORD (PSWD) OPTIONS IN EFFECT:"

To display your current list of GSO RESWORD prefixes:

ACF
SHOW RSVWORDS