Basics of z/OS RACF Administration

Basics of z/OS RACF Administration Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

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.

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Intended Audience for this Basics of z/OS RACF Administration Course

  • » 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)

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Course Prerequisites for Basics of z/OS RACF Administration

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

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Basics of z/OS RACF Administration Course 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

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Basics of z/OS RACF Administration Course Outline

      1. Module: 1
        1. Review of z/Architecture and z/OS
        2. An introduction to ISPF and ISPF/PDF
          1. Logging on to the lab system
        3. An introduction to z/OS data sets
          1. Working with z/OS data sets
        4. Batch processing
          1. Job submit and SDSF view Exercise review
        5. Security and RACF overview (part 1)
      2. Module: 2
        1. Security and RACF overview (part 2)
        2. Administering groups and users (section 6.1)
          1. Defining an RACF group structure
        3. Administering groups and users (section 6.2)
          1. User administration Exercise review
      3. Module: 3
        1. Administering groups and users (section 6.3)
          1. Delegating security administration Exercise review
        2. Protecting z/OS data sets (to section 7.3)
          1. Protecting z/OS data sets: Part 1 Exercise review
      4. Module: 4
        1. Protecting z/OS data sets (continued)
          1. Protecting z/OS data sets: Part 2 Exercise review
        2. Introduction to general resources
          1. Using RACF for TSO administration
      5. Module: 5
        1. RACF options
        2. Other administrative facilities and features

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