The new SHA512 scheme is activated by setting the system value Password Level QPWDLVL to 4 or the System Service Tools (SST) password level to 3.
(SHA-2 512 bit) encryption for the scheme.
- When the system is changed to password level 4, the DES (password level 0/1) and SHA-1 (password level 2/3) passwords are removed from the user profile.
- For more information, see the Planning password level changes topic in IBM Documentation.
- Used for service tools user ID passwords
- For more information, see the Encryption for service tools user ID passwords topic in IBM Documentation.
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03 May 2022