IBM Security zSecure Manager for RACF z/VM: Stronger RACF passwords
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In November 2014, RACF and zSecure provided secu
Password security is a function as much of user education as of technical controls such as making it harder for a cracker to run a brute-force attack. The Introduction provided in the Technote made available for RACF APAR OA43999 (for the original support on z/OS) provides an extensive discussion. The new enhancements provide new configurations that can be activated to strengthen some of these technical controls.
Benefits and prerequisites
Benefits of this support are briefly enumerated in RACF/VM APAR VM65719 for z/VM V6R3.
The associated zSecure function is provided with APAR VM65775 for zSecure Manager for RACF z/VM 1.11.1 and 1.11.2.
Documentation updates for zSecure can be found in this Technote.
If you have any questions about this involving zSecure, please post them here or on the zSecure forum. You can also visit the zSecure community and wiki. The I