PM77810: ADDITIONAL WSIM UTILITY TO ENCRYPT PASSWORDS

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APAR status

  • Closed as new function.

Error description

  • WSim encrypts passwords to ensure they are not displayed in
    either the script or log files. Currently if a customers system
    requires passwords to be regularly changed then the only option
    a customer has is to run IDC and capture the new password at
    logon time.
    

Local fix

  • Run IDC and capture the new password at logon time.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: Users of IBM Workload Simulator (WSim)       *
    *                 Version 1 Release 1                          *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Currently if a password must be         *
    *                      replaced by a new one a user has to     *
    *                      re-run IDC to get the new password and  *
    *                      then cut and paste it into all scripts  *
    *                      that used the old password.             *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    WSim lacks an ecryption utility which would allow a user to
    supply an old password and a new password and have their STL's
    automatically updated.
    +-------------------------------------------------------------+
    + Please check our Communications Server for OS/390 homepages +
    + for common networking tips and fixes.  The URL for these    +
    + homepages can be found in Informational APAR II11334.       +
    +-------------------------------------------------------------+
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

  • This fix adds an option 10 to the WSim test manager Utility
    option. This option will ask a user to supply an old encrypted
    password and a new unencrypted password and if both are supplied
    it will encrypt the new password and replace the old encrypted
    password with the new one.
    
    If only a new password is supplied then this utility will
    display the new encrypted password which a user can cut and
    paste into those STL's and/or MSGTXTs that need to be changed.
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM77810

  • Reported component name

    IBM WORKLOAD SI

  • Reported component ID

    5655I3900

  • Reported release

    110

  • Status

    CLOSED UR1

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-11-26

  • Closed date

    2012-12-02

  • Last modified date

    2013-01-02

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

    UK83932

Modules/Macros

  •    H281110J ITMDENCR ITMEENCR ITMEZM   ITMPENCH
    ITMPENCR ITMPENC2 ITMPEN2H ITMPZM5  ITMPZM5H ITM06    ITPENCRP
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    IBM WORKLOAD SI

  • Fixed component ID

    5655I3900

Applicable component levels

  • R110 PSY UK83932

       UP12/12/04 P F212

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Document information


More support for:

Workload Simulator for z/OS and OS/390

Software version:

110

Reference #:

PM77810

Modified date:

2013-01-02

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