Exploiting the Advanced Features of RACF

Exploiting the Advanced Features of RACF Course Description

Duration: 4.00 days (32 hours)

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.

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Intended Audience for this Exploiting the Advanced Features of RACF Course

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

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Course Prerequisites for Exploiting the Advanced Features of RACF

  • » RACF administration skills (obtained by attending Effective RACF Administration or Basics of z/OS RACF Administration

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Exploiting the Advanced Features of RACF Course Objectives

  • » Explain the features and benefits of the various advanced functions in RACF
  • » Decide what features should be implemented in your installation
  • » 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

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Exploiting the Advanced Features of RACF Course Outline

      1. Module: 1
        1. Welcome
        2. Unit 1 - Introduction to RRSF
        3. Exercise 1 - Defining RRSF nodes
        4. Exercise 2 - Directed commands and password and passphrase synchronization
        5. Exercise 3 - Remote administration
        6. Exercise 4 - Automatic command and password direction
      2. Module: 2
        1. Exercises 1-4 review
        2. Unit 2 - RACF sysplex support
        3. Unit 3 - RACF security for DB2
        4. Exercise 5 - Operator command security
        5. Unit 4 - Command and console security
      3. Module: 3
        1. Unit 5 - RACF support for z/OS UNIX
        2. Exercise 6 - Add a z/OS UNIX user
        3. Exercise 7 - Using the z/OS UNIX shell
        4. Exercise 8 - Using the USS ISPF shell and ISPF 3.17 Udlist function
        5. Exercise 9 - Access control lists (ACLs)
      4. Module: 4
        1. Exercises 6-9 review
        2. Unit 6 - Controlling network job entry
        3. Unit 7 - Backup and recovery of the RACF database
        4. Unit 8 - Program control
        5. Unit 9 - PassTickets
        6. Unit 10 - Digital certificates

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