RACF Utilities Summary

November 20, 2015 Rui Miguel Feio

IBM provides several utilities for RACF that can be helpful for a mainframe security administrator. Without going into much detail on each of the RACF utilities, the following table provides an explanation of what each of these utilities is for: Utility Description IRRMIN00 RACF database initialisation utility. IRRMIN00 can be […]

What is SAF?

November 9, 2015 Rui Miguel Feio

SAF or System Authorisation Facility is an interface defined by MVS that enables programs to use system authorisation services to control access to resources, such as datasets, MVS commands, JES, etc. SAF can either process security authorisation requests directly, or work with an External Security Manager (ESM) such as RACF, […]