When Top Secret processes a signon, is there a way to display a custom signon messages?
For example: "Repeating three characters in a row is not permitted."
Or: "Using your name inside the password is not permitted."
Release : 16.0
Component : CA Top Secret for z/OS
The functionality to give specific sign on error messages is currently not supported in Top Secret Security. Instructions on how to submit an enhancement request can be found here:
There is a TSS control option that displays a generic signon error message for invalid signon attempts. Issuing this generic message (instead of more detailed messages) makes it more difficult for a hacker to determine a valid user ID/password/password phrase. Explaining why a password fails could help hackers narrow down the password combination.
This generic message control option uses the TSS MODIFY command entry method and parameter file entry method. TSS MODIFY GENSMSG(YES|NO) - does not require recycling but only lasts till the next IPL. To make permanent, change the setting in the parmfile, which does require recycling to take effect.