Effective IBM Tivoli zSecure Admin - Administration and Reporting

Course:  ZSECAD
Duration:  2 Days
Level:  I
Course Summary

Students will learn the frequently used administrative functions, standard reports, and verification functions of IBM Tivoli zSecure Admin product and gain experience administering RACF profiles using the built-in functions and line commands provided by the product interface.

Students will be able to produce customized reports.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Revue of RACF concepts and terminology

Running IBM Tivoli zSecure Admin

Select and display details of user, group, data set, and general resource profiles that match particular criteria

Select and display details of group profiles that match particular criteria

View the access control list (ACL) using different formats

Modify single profiles, using line commands, overtyping, or the quick administration panel

Change profiles in a way that affects multiple profiles and generates multiple RACF commands

Mass update, define, delete or recreate up to 10 profiles of the same entity

Display SETROPTS and Class Descriptor Table settings

Define new input file sets

Create new data sets to serve as input to zSecure

Produce reports about RACF profiles and resources

View the group tree of a RACF database

Produce general status and system settings reports

Report who can manage application segments

Report users based on password characteristics

Identify users with specific attributes

Report groups and their settings

Compare different users side by side to identify different connects and permissions

Compare different groups side by side to identify different permissions

Identify the sensitive resources and global writable data

Select and report general resources with their member lists

Report Global Access Checking (GAC) tables and started tasks

Report the status of digital certificates

Identify inconsistencies in the RACF database

Use CKGRACF to run commands for profiles that require special care

Create your own customized reports

Customize the way that RACF installation data is displayed and printed

What You Can Expect
  • Display RACF users and user information from the zSecure Admin panels
  • Manage RACF groups interactively and create printed reports
  • Administer RACF data set and general resource profiles and examine access lists
  • Create textual reports on RACF users, groups, data sets, and general resources
  • Review and maintain RACF and Class Descriptor Table (CDT) options
  • Define and maintain input files to control your IBM Tivoli zSecure Admin session
  • Use the reports provided with IBM Tivoli zSecure Admin
  • Analyze RACF profiles containing segments
  • Review the installations RACF control tables and analyze the group structure in the installation
  • Create reports on the RACF database and resolve inconsistencies
  • Customize installation data, compare users, queue commands, and run commands using CKGRACF
Who Should Take This Course

This course is for RACF administrators and auditors who use the IBM Tivoli zSecure Admin ISPF panel interface.

Recommended Prerequisites

You should have a basic knowledge of and experience with the z/OS platform and with the RACF product.

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Related Courses
Code Course Title Duration Level
RACF Administration
4 Days

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