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Password Reset using RACF command

 
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Avinash_Gupta

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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2005 2:25 am    Post subject: Password Reset using RACF command
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Hi,

I see to Security Admin part in my unit.We use the VRA (Vanguard Admin) for the RACF admin.Whenever a mainframe user id password gets revoked we have a option 6 in the VRA (which i go into from TSO) where we resume the password and reset the password.
I want to know is there any command in TSO by means of which we can resume the password of the user without using the VRA option.Please let me know.
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2005 9:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Password Reset
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Under TSO/ISPF you can reset the user password using RACF command:

==> TSO ALU myuserid PASSWORD(mypwd) RESUME

hope this helps!

-Pelad
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 9:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Password Reset
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Hi,

Could anybody tell me the source for RACF commands.Or any site where one can learn more about such useful RACF commands.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 9:06 pm    Post subject: passowrd reset
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Thanks Pelad!! It worked fine.
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 7:12 am    Post subject: Re: Password Reset
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Avinash,

RACF documentation:

IBM -- Resource Access Control Facility (RACF) Home page
--- http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/zos/racf/
--- http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/zos/racf/presentations.html

The IBM z/OS RACF Manuals you are looking for
OS/390
Security Server (RACF) Command Language Reference, SC28-1919
Security Server (RACF) Security Administrator's Guide, SC28-1915

z/OS
Security Server RACF Command Language Reference, SA22-7687
Security Server RACF Security Administrator's Guide, SA22-7683

... can be found here:
IBM Security Server and Integrated Security Services PDF files for z-OS V1R6_0
- March 2005 z-OS V1R6_0 elements and features Collection (SK3T-4269-14)
--- http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/zos/bkserv/r6pdf/secserv.html


I think this will help you, so please, stay icon_lol.gif secured!

-Pelad
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