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What is the purpose of RACF

 
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mrlee

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:40 pm    Post subject: What is the purpose of RACF
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Hi Friendz

What is the purpose of RACF.Plz send the any information or screen shots regarding RACF.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 5:57 pm    Post subject: Re: RACF
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RACF is the Resource Access Control Facility. It is the facility for securing access for users to system resources, and access for users and systems to data.

A good starting point might be here:

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/zos/racf/
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:40 am    Post subject: Re : RACF
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RACF is the Resource Access Control Facility.
This is used for user account administration in mainframe.
You can create/modify/delete accounts and grant access in various groups.
The amount of administration rights depends on the client but most of the times you can monitor CICS,TSO,IDMS etc.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 10:19 pm    Post subject: Re: What is the purpose of RACF
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RACF. is the IBM security package - Your user id can be attached to a RACF profile - which gives you access to the datasets you are allowed to access. THe RACF controller must do this.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2005 2:01 pm    Post subject: Re: What is the purpose of RACF
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Hi mrlee,

As a follow up of other replies let me just add some more information about RACF.

RACF stands for Resource Access Control Facility. RACF is a software security product that protects information by controlling access to it. RACF also controls what the user can do and protects all of the operating system's resources. RACF provides this security by identifying and verifying users, authorizing users to access protected resources and recording and reporting access attempts.

RACF helps meet the needs for security by providing the ability to:

    Identify and verify users
    Authorize users to access the protected resources
    Control the means of access to resources
    Log and report various attempts of unauthorized access to protected resources
    Administer security to meet the goals of security


One specific RACF user, called the RACF administrator, has the ability to define users and resources to RACF. As well as defining what resources to protect, the RACF administrator can define and grant the authorities by which users access the protected resources.
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