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How to setup ACF2 password control to force a national character in a password

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Article ID: 237004

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Products

ACF2

Issue/Introduction

How can ACF2 be setup to enforce that a new password must contain a national character

 

Environment

Release : 16.0

Component : ACF2 for z/OS

Resolution

The control of the password content is in the CONTROL(GSO) PSWD record  

If PSWDSPLT is set and PSWDPLST is not set, at least one national character is required for a new password 

If PSWDSPLT is set and PSWDPLST is also set, then at least one of the national characters and/or the special 
characters must be set in a new password.
If PSWDSPLT is not set, then national characters in the password are optional.

Note: The default national characters are @ # $
The following characters can be added to PSWDPLST

Character
HEX Value
EBCDIC Symbol
Ampersand
50
&
Asterisk
5C
*
Not sign
5F
¬
Colon
7A
:
Equal sign
7E
=
Exclamation point
5A
!
Hyphen
60
-
Percent sign
6C
%
Period
4B
.
Question mark
6F
?
Underscore
6D
_
Vertical line
4F
|