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Find The Top Secret Encryption Key For TSSFAR And TSSXTEND

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Article ID: 144557

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Issue/Introduction

How do you find the Top Secret Encryption Key for utilities such as TSSFAR and TSSXTEND?

Environment

Release : 16.0

Component : CA Top Secret for z/OS

Resolution

To find the encryption key, run a DUMPT against module TSSMNGR4, csect TSSKTPRC from the Top Secret CAKOLINK library. The encryption key is the first 16 bytes of the csect.

Here is sample jcl to do a DUMPT on a module and csect:

//Insert valid jobcard here
//STEP1    EXEC PGM=AMASPZAP,PARM=IGNIDRFULL
//SYSPRINT DD   SYSOUT=*
//SYSLIB   DD   DSN=tss.xxxx.yyyy.CAKOLINK,DISP=SHR 
//*        UNIT=SYSDA,VOL=SER=vvvvv
 //SYSIN    DD   *
 DUMP TSSMNGR4 TSSKTPRC