To log on, most installations require that you type the LOGON command. LOGON is the TSO/E command that tells TSO/E you want to begin a computer session. You can type commands either in uppercase or lowercase.
To log on to TSO/E, type:
Be sure to substitute your real user ID for yourid and press the Enter key.
When you first log on, an input inhibitor symbol appears briefly on your screen. The input inhibitor tells you the system is processing your input and is temporarily unable to accept additional input. Soon the input inhibitor disappears and you see one of the following:
- The word
READY, which means TSO/E is ready for a command. If you see the READY message as soon as you log on, you can continue to read this chapter or you can skip to Logging off.
- A message that prompts you for information such as a password.
If you see a prompting message, type the information after the message
and press the Enter key. You eventually see the word
READY, which means that TSO/E is ready for a command. You can continue to read or you can skip to Logging off.
- A screen similar to the following figure:
------------------------------- TSO/E LOGON ---------------------------------- PF1/PF13 ==> Help PF3/PF15 ==> Logoff PA1 ==> Attention PA2 ==> Reshow You may request specific HELP information by entering a '?' in any entry field. ENTER LOGON PARAMETERS BELOW: RACF LOGON PARAMETERS: USERID ===> YOURID SECLABEL ===> PASSWORD ===> - NEW PASSWORD ===> PROCEDURE ===> MYPROC GROUP IDENT ===> ACCT NMBR ===> 00123 SIZE ===> 5800 PERFORM ===> COMMAND ===> EXEC (SETUP) ENTER AN 'S' BEFORE EACH OPTION DESIRED BELOW: -NOMAIL -NONOTICE -RECONNECT -OIDCARD
What you see on the screen is called a panel. A panel is a predefined display image that fills your screen. Notice that your user ID appears in capital letters to the right of the USERID arrow and other information required by your installation appears in capital letters to the right of other arrows. The computer generally re-displays information in uppercase regardless of how you typed it.
space \/ PASSWORD ===> _________ input field
You can type information only in input fields. If you type anywhere else on the screen, the keyboard locks. To unlock the keyboard, press the reset key.
Move the cursor to the space immediately after the arrow pointing to the USERID field. Try to type a letter, and then notice the input inhibitor. Press the reset key to unlock the screen.
Now move the cursor to the PASSWORD input field and type the password that your administrator gave you. Notice that the characters do not appear when you type them. Suppressing the password prevents others from seeing it as you type it.