z/OS® Explorer supports multiple ways to authenticate a user ID provided by a client upon connection.
- User ID and password
- User ID and one-time password
- User ID and pass phrase
- X.509 certificate
- Multi-Factor Authentication
Note: The authentication data provided by the client is only used once, during initial connection setup. After a user ID is authenticated, the user ID and self-generated PassTickets are used for all actions that require authentication.