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how to set a password for my file in Mainframe

 
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Sridhar R

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:15 pm    Post subject: how to set a password for my file in Mainframe
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I want to set a password for my flat file while creating the file.

Please advise.
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:20 pm    Post subject:
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Why do you want to password-protect a personal Dataset? This is usually (read as always) discouraged. Why? It hampers the HSM activity; is one of the examples of not doing this.

If it's very necessary, speak with the security support people and follow they guidelines on protecting datasets.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:21 pm    Post subject:
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Careful. Many (most?) shops do not permit you to do this. You are supposed to rely on your security system (typically RACF, ACF2 or Top Secret) to protect data sets.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply to: how to set a password for my file in Mainframe
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If it's very necessary, speak with the security support people and follow they guidelines on protecting datasets.


Anuji, I beg to disagree icon_wink.gif it is never necessary
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