JCL PASSWORD

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PASSWORD parameter used to identify the current RACF password.

PASSWORD parameter also used to specify the new password when the current password expires.

Specifying new password can be done anytime but it is mandatory if the current password expires.

PASSWORD parameter is optional.

If the installation contains the feature for propagation of user and group identification, USER and PASSWORD parameters required in the below cases.


  • JOBs submitted by one user for another user
  • JOBs executed at another network node that uses RACF protection.
  • Batch job submitted through an input stream.

Do not specify the PASSWORD parameter on the started task.


Syntax:

PASSWORD=(password[,new-password])

password Specifies the user’s current password.

The password is 1 through 8 characters.

The password can be combination of alphanumeric and national characters.

The first character must be alphabetic or national character.
password Specifies the user’s new password.

The password is 1 through 8 characters.

The password can be combination of alphanumeric and national characters.

Example 1:

//MTHEXMP1 JOB (META007),'PAWAN Y', PASSWORD=ABCD9,USER=MTHUSER

This JOB statement identifies ABCD9 as the current password for the RACF user.


Example 2:

//MTHEXMP2 JOB (META007),'PAWAN Y', PASSWORD=( ABCD9, ABCD9#), USER=MTHUSER,GROUP=MTHGRP

This JOB statement requests that the system change the RACF password from ABCD9 to ABCD9#.


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