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Mixed Case password not working in CICS.

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Article ID: 14825

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Top Secret

Issue/Introduction

Mixed case passwords not working in CICS.

 

TSS MODIFY STATUS(PASSWORD)  

TSS9661I CA Top Secret PASSWORD Status
NEWPW(MIN=08,MAX=008,WARN=07,MINDAYS=00,NR=1,MASK=A???????,ID,TS,SW,RS,FA,FN,
MC,UC,LC)
HPBPW(004) MSUSPEND(YES) NPWRTHRESH(2)
PWEXP(060) PWHIST(36) PTHRESH(002)
PWVIEW(NO)
PWVERIFY(NO) PWADMIN(NO)
AESENC(256)

Recently added "MASK=A???????,SW,MC,UC,LC"

MINDAYS=0 by virtue of Dynamic Command for testing.

MINDAYS=15 is defined in PARMLIB.

Testing reveals the password is accepted in both ALL UPPER or ALL LOWER Case.
Logging into TSO, the TSS Rules are enforced.

Is there a reason why CICS isn't enforcing mixed case password support? 

Environment

Release: TOPSEC00200-15-Top Secret-Security
Component:

Resolution

Common Services ENF parameter 'CICSREL' MUST contain the appropriate corresponding CICS release.