I am an intern with a Credit Union. I was surprised to find out that my Active Directory password length cannot be more than 8 characters. They use RACF for access to TSO or OMVS. I asked my mentor and he told me AD passwords are used to access the mainframe so this limitation of not more than 8 characters for password length.
- Is there any way to address this with the current version of RACF?
- Is that unavoidable if you need direct access to TSO or OMVS?
- Is there any workaround for this? I know RACF has passphrases which was advised by their IT team but heard the credit union staff was not interested in it.
- Mainframes are common at large banks. How do large banks have a password longer than 8 characters?
This is my second week as an intern but it sounds like the AD password is used to authenticate to lot of back-end systems which apparently are mainframe.
Saw this Why do some bank websites use passwords that are not case sensitive? and it sounds like my credit union.