Who should attend
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)
You should have:
- Some familiarity with z/OS system facilities (beneficial).
Background material needed to proceed is presented the first day.
- Understand 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 a RACF group structure
- Use RACF to protect resources
- Select a base set of options to tailor RACF
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.