What is RACF password?

What is RACF password?

RACF has the following rules for passwords: The length can be 1 to 8 characters. Valid characters are alphabetic uppercase (A–Z), numeric (0–9), and national (# (X’7B’), @ (X’7C’), and $ (X’5B’)). If your installation supports mixed case passwords, alphabetic lowercase characters (a-z) are also accepted in passwords.

What is Kdfaes?

The KDFAES algorithm is used to encrypt passwords and password phrases, but not OIDCARD data. It is designed to be resistant to offline attacks by incorporating the following properties: Each instance of a RACF® password injects randomly generated text into the encryption process.

Where Are passwords encrypted?

Passwords are encrypted by the SHA-1 encrypting algorithm before they are stored in the directory. Passwords are encrypted by the Salted SHA-1 encrypting algorithm before they are stored in the directory.

How do I change my IBM mainframe password?

If you want to change your z/OS password, select Change Password, and complete the following steps:

  1. In the Current password field, enter your current z/OS password.
  2. In the New password field, enter a new z/OS password.
  3. In the Confirm password field, retype your new z/OS password.

What is a RACF ID CMS?

If you have submitted a request for a role in an application where a CMS 4-character Resource Access Control Facility (RACF) is used for identification and verification, you may have to change your password and create and enter an 8-character password the next time you log in, after your request has been approved.

Are encrypted passwords safe?

Encryption means anyone with access to the keys, IVs, and encrypted passwords can silently and without trace impersonate any user, there or from the outside, which is generally considered horrifically bad.

Do hashed passwords need to be encrypted?

It’s important to note that we never store the cleartext password in the process, we hash it and then forget it. Whereas the transmission of the password should be encrypted, the password hash doesn’t need to be encrypted at rest. When properly implemented, password hashing is cryptographically secure.

How do I change my RACF password?

Ask your RACF security administrator for an explanation of your installation’s rules for passwords. If your installation does not support mixed case passwords, RACF folds passwords that you enter to uppercase. In that case, the command shown changes your password from “SUBJECT” to “TESTERS”.

What is RACF group?

A group is a RACF entity with which any number of users are associated. Usually, the users in a group have some logical relationship to one another. The relationship used most frequently is members of a department. Many installations pattern their group-user structure after their organization charts.

What is ACF2 Mainframe?

ACF2 (more formally, CA-ACF2; the ACF stands for Access Control Facility) is a set of programs from Computer Associates that enable security on mainframes. ACF2 prevents accidental or deliberate modification, corruption, mutilation, deletion, or viral infection of files.

What does EIDM stand for?

CMS has established the Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) system to provide our Business Partners with a means to apply for, obtain approval, and receive a single User ID they can use to access one or more CMS applications.