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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:02 pm    Post subject: RACF
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Is that RACF a base product of z/OS or add-on product?

can anyone please confirm........
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:30 pm    Post subject:
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Is that RACF a base product of z/OS or add-on product?

can anyone please confirm
Perhaps if you explain what you mean by "base product of z/OS or add-on product"?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:09 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Every z/OS system (at lease every one i've ever seen) runs security software - racf, acf2, or TopSecret.

As Robert mentioned, if you explain what you are looking for, someone may have a more useful reply.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:36 am    Post subject:
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RACF doesen't come along with z/OS. It's an IBM priced product!!
You can use any other product like ACF2 , TOPSECRET.... as an alternative to RACF.

To my knowledge, the one which comes along with the z/OS when purchased is a base product.(TCPIP, SAF.....)
help me if I am WRONG!!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:02 pm    Post subject:
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Racf is automatically delivered with base z/OS . If you want to use it you must activate it (IFAPRDxx) and pay
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To my knowledge, the one which comes along with the z/OS when purchased is a base product.(TCPIP, SAF.....)
help me if I am WRONG!!
I would have to say you're wrong here. RACF is shipped as part of the operating system. However, it cannot be used unless you pay extra for it. Your purchase of z/OS does not include RACF. Base product? Add-on product? That depends upon how you call it -- base if you think what is shipped with the operating system is base, add-on if you think extra charges mean add-ons. That's why I asked for the clarification -- it's not a simple YES/NO type answer.
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