View of XA definition with secured XA password
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In the earlier blog on “Securing your XA Password” , you saw the steps that need to be followed to create a secure password for your XA connections. This blog just adds to the previous post by showing a picture of how the XAD entries look with existing plain text passwords and newly modified secure XA password.
An existing XAD entry with plain text password could look something like this ,
Observe the XAOpen field with the plain text password. With the new feature in Open Beta, you can update the XAOpen field in XAD stanza under the defined XAD entry as ,
cicsupdate -c xad -r xatest DB2XAD XAOp
Then using the cicsxapasswd utility, you can enter your new secure password. Once that is done, the new XAD entry looks like below,
You can see that the password is no more visible in plain text but rather masked.