ES19G: Basics of z/OS RACF Administration

IBM Systems Training

on February 14, 2022

      

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Table of Contents

  1. Short Summary
  2. Duration
  3. Content Description
  4. Objectives
  5. Agenda
  6. Audience
  7. Skill Level
  8. Labs?
  9. Keywords
  10. Prerequisites
  11. Enrollment
  12. Errata
  13. Follow-on Courses

Short Summary

This basic course is for those who are new to z/OS and the RACF and responsible for security administration using the RACF element of the z/OS Security Server. Those who need to implement some of...

Duration in Hours ⌚

36.0

Content Description

This course begins with an introduction to the z/OS environment, TSO and ISPF/PDF, batch processing, and z/OS data sets. Hands-on labs allow you to gain experience with viewing and allocating data sets, submitting a batch job, and viewing job output. After the introduction to z/OS, you will then learn, through lecture and exercises, how to use basic RACF command parameters and panels to define users and groups, protect general resources, z/OS data sets, and choose a basic set of RACF options.

Objectives

  • List and describe the basic features and concepts of zSeries architecture and of the z/OS operating system as they relate to security administration
  • Describe the allocation process for data sets in the z/OS environment
  • Identify the security requirements of a system
  • Use the basic facilities and features of RACF
  • Define users to RACF
  • Set up an RACF group structure
  • Use RACF to protect resources
  • Select a base set of options to tailor RACF

Agenda

Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Unit 1: Review of z/Architecture and z/OS
  • Unit 2: An introduction to ISPF and ISPF/PDF
  • Exercise 1: Logging on to the lab system
  • Unit 3: An introduction to z/OS data sets
  • Exercise 2: Working with z/OS data sets
  • Unit 4: Batch processing
  • Exercise 3: Job submit and SDSF view Exercise review
  • Unit 5: Security and RACF overview (part 1)

Day 2

  • Unit 5: Security and RACF overview (part 2)
  • Unit 6: Administering groups and users (section 6.1)
  • Exercise 4 (including review): Defining an RACF group structure
  • Unit 6: Administering groups and users (section 6.2)
  • Exercise 5: User administration Exercise review

Day 3

  • Unit 6: Administering groups and users (section 6.3)
  • Exercise 6: Delegating security administration Exercise review
  • Unit 7: Protecting z/OS data sets (to section 7.3)
  • Exercise 7: Protecting z/OS data sets: Part 1 Exercise review

Day 4

  • Unit 7: Protecting z/OS data sets (continued)
  • Exercise 8: Protecting z/OS data sets: Part 2 Exercise review
  • Unit 8: Introduction to general resources
  • Exercise 9: Using RACF for TSO administration

Day 5

  • Exercise review
  • Unit 9: RACF options
  • Unit 10: Other administrative facilities and features

Audience

This basic course is for those who are new to z/OS and the RACF and responsible for security administration using the RACF element of the z/OS Security Server. Those who need to implement some of the more advanced features of the RACF might want to attend one or more of the following courses:

  • Effective RACF Administration (BE87G)
  • Implementing RACF Security for CICS (ES84G)
  • Exploiting the Advanced Features of RACF (ES88G)

Skill Level

Basic

Labs? 💻

Y

Keywords

An introduction to ISPF and ISPF/PDF;ES19G; ES19;MBI00

Prerequisites

You should have:

  • Some familiarity with z/OS system facilities (beneficial).

Background material needed to proceed is presented the first day.

Enrollment

https://www.ibm.com/training/course/ES19G

Errata

None specified.

Follow-on Courses

None


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