In this workshop, you learn how to maintain a Resource Access Control Facility (RACF®) database with IBM® Security zSecure Admin and monitor the system with IBM Security zSecure Audit. During hands-on exercises, you act as a RACF security administrator for a fictitious company. In this simulated job role, you learn to define a RACF security environment for a specific department. This workshop teaches the basics of the security administration process and how to implement company security policies and guidelines into specific RACF profile definitions and settings. You learn to verify the quality and validity of the RACF profiles that you define. Finally, you learn how to interpret and report SMF events that the z/OS system logs during the workshop.
Before taking this course, make sure that you have the following skills: Basic knowledge of, and experience with, the z/OS system and RACF The ability to log on to TSO, use ISPF panels, submit a job, and look at the job output Familiarity and experience with the IBM Security zSecure Admin or Audit ISPF panel interface If you do not have these skills, you can learn these skills by attending one or more of the following suggested courses: IBM Security zSecure Admin Basic Administration and Reporting TK263G Basics of z/OS RACF Administration ES19G Effective RACF Administration BE87G
This intermediate-level RACF Management Workshop is intended for users that are responsible for the management of, and reporting about, RACF profiles and authorities. Such users might be, for example, security administrators, compliance officers, systems programmers, and, potentially, auditors.