Exploiting the Advanced Features of RACF

Duration: 
4 days
Codes: 
ES88G,RACF
Versions: 
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Overview

This course teaches you how to implement the new facilities available in RACF. Over one-half of the class time is devoted to the RACF Remote Sharing Facility (RRSF). Through a combination of classroom lecture and hands-on lab exercises, you will learn how to establish an RRSF environment, including using RRSF facilities to administer security of remote RACF databases from a single centralized location, allowing users to synchronize password changes among several associated userids, using RRSF facilities to automatically maintain synchronization of two or more separate RACF databases, and setting up RACF security for APPC/MVS, which is used to communicate with other RACF/MVS systems in the RRSF environment. Other major functions that you will study include RACF Sysplex Data Sharing and Sysplex Communication, the RACF Remove ID Utility, RACLIST enhancements, RACF support for OpenEdition MVS, and DB2 security using RACF.

IACET Continuing Education Units: 2.8

Audience

This intermediate course is for security personnel and RACF support personnel responsible for implementing RACF, administering RACF, or both.

Skills Gained

  • Explain the features and benefits of the various advanced functions in RACF
  • Identify any migration considerations associated with these functions
  • List the tasks that must be performed to implement the advanced security features, and develop an implementation plan
  • Make the definitions in RACF to implement the advanced security functions

Prerequisites

You should have:

  • RACF administration skills (obtained by attending Effective RACF Administration BE87 or Basics of z/OS RACF Administration ES19 ), or equivalent experience.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Unit 1 - Introduction to RRSF Exercises 1-4
  • Exercise 1 - Defining RRSF nodes
  • Exercise 2 - Directed commands and password and passphrase synchronization
  • Exercise 3 - Remote administration
  • Exercise 4 - Automatic command and password direction

Day 2

  • Exercises 1-4 review
  • Unit 2 - RACF sysplex support Unit 3 - RACF security for DB2
  • Exercise 5 - Operator command security Unit 4 - Command and console security

Day 3

  • Unit 5 - RACF support for z/OS UNIX
  • Exercises 6-9
  • Exercise 6 - Add a z/OS UNIX user
  • Exercise 7 - Using the z/OS UNIX shell
  • Exercise 8 - Using the USS ISPF shell and ISPF 3.17 Udlist function
  • Exercise 9 - Access control lists (ACLs)

Day 4

  • Exercises 6-9 review
  • Unit 6 - Controlling network job entry
  • Unit 7 - Backup and recovery of the RACF database Unit 8 - Program control
  • Unit 9 - PassTickets
  • Unit 10 - Digital certificates
  • Unit 11 - Program signing and verification

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Midlands
Birmingham4 2200 £2200 2019-01-21
London
London4 2200 £2200 2019-01-21
Onsite
Onsite4 2000 £2000 2019-01-23