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IBM MFA Password Separator using IBM FTP with Top Secret

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Article ID: 240526

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Top Secret

Issue/Introduction

Is there an alternative to using a "/" as the password separator?

Using IBM MFA with "password/pin" and when using IBM FTP (with an id that has MFA defined) the "/" is a restricted value. 

 

Environment

Release : 16.0

Component :

Resolution

IBM MFA, via AZFEXEC clist, has the option to change the separator character:
 
 Using IBM MFA Compound In-Band, you could change the Factor Separator to use a comma. 
 
Please note that if you are using a Ping Identity Server this solution may not work for you.
Broadcom is in the process of adding code to allow other types of password/pin separators.