Running z/os 2.4 and Top Secret 16 and recently have noticed that some users are receiving TSS7005I messages when submitting jobs indicating a number of violations since last successful logon have occurred.
The issue is that the PTHRESH number does not seem to reset to 0 and in some cases just continues to increment.
This issue is seen when a successful non-password signon or passticket signon occurs between invalid password occurrences. That activity resets the password violation count, preventing the user from reaching the PTHRESH threshold and being suspended.
Release : 16.0
Component : CA Top Secret for z/OS