What is RACF and what does it do?

July 1, 2011 Rui Miguel Feio

RACF (Resource Access Control Facility) helps to secure an organization’s Mainframe environment by providing: – Flexible control of access to protected resources – Protection of installation-defined resources – Ability to store information for other products – Choice of centralized or decentralized control of profiles – An ISPF panel interface – […]

How to check which RACF datasets are in use

August 16, 2009 Rui Miguel Feio

Knowing the names and locations of the RACF datasets that are currently being used by the system is quite easy. For this we have to use the command TSO RVARY Example: TSO RVARY Returns: RACF DATABASE STATUS: ACTIVE USE  NUM VOLUME   DATASET —— —  — ——   ——- YES   PRIM   1 […]

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