Effective RACF Administration

This course prepares you to be a more effective security administrator as you gain experience and confidence in using the RACF component of the z/OS Security Server. To reinforce lectures, the course offers hands-on exercises where you use the RACF component of the z/OS Security Server to define users, set up group structures, define general resources, protect z/OS data sets, and use several RACF utilities.

Learning Journeys or Training Paths that reference this course:

Security Skills


Identify the security requirements of a system
Evaluate the facilities and options of RACF
Define users to RACF
Set up a RACF group structure
Use RACF to protect resources
Select options to tailor RACF
Evaluate and implement RACF database and performance options
Identify tools available for auditing
Administer the system so that it is consistent with the installation’s security goals


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20 horas

  • Dificultad 50% 50%
  • Nivel alcanzado 80% 80%

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Day 1

Unit 1 – Security and RACF overview
Unit 2 – Administering groups and users
Exercise 1 – Log on to the lab system
Exercise 2 – Defining a RACF group structure
Exercise 3 – User administration
Day 2

Exercise review
Unit 2 – Administering groups and users (continued)
Exercise 4 – Delegating security administration
Unit 3 – Protecting z/OS data sets
Exercise 5 – Protecting z/OS data sets: Part 1
Day 3

Exercise 5 – Protecting z/OS data sets: Part 1 (continued)
Exercise 6 – Protecting z/OS data sets: Part 2 Exercise review
Unit 4 – Introduction to user administration and delegation and general resources
Exercise 7 – Password reset granularity
Unit 5 – RACF database, tables, and performance options
Day 4

Unit 6 – RACF utilities and exits
Unit 7 – RACF options
Unit 8 – Auditing the RACF environment
Exercise 8 – Using RACF for TSO administration (Optional)
Exercise 9 – RACF utilities (Optional)
Exercise 10 – RACF monitoring
Day 5

Exercise review
Unit 9 – Storage management and RACF
Unit 10 – Security for JES facilities
Unit 11 – Security classification

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