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Course Catalog » Security Curriculum » RACF - z/OS Security Server RACF V2.4 Series

RACF - Protecting General Resources Using RACF 2.4

4 hours



The "RACF - Protecting General Resources Using RACF" course describes how RACF is used to define access to system resources such as DASD and tape volumes, load modules (programs), and terminals. Details of the profiles used to provide access to these items is also discussed in detail.


Application programmers, systems programmers, database administrators, security administrators and anyone requiring knowledge about securing system resources using RACF on the z/OS platform.


Successful completion of the "RACF - Introduction to RACF" course or equivalent knowledge.


After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain how General Resources are protected by RACF
  • Define, Modify, List and Delete General Resource profiles
  • Describe how security levels and categories, and security labels, can be used to create additional protection for resources
  • Describe how controls can be implemented to prevent unauthorized use and access to programs

Course Content

Protecting and Controlling Access to General Resources

Identifying Resources to be Protected

General Resource Profile Structure

Resource Profile Naming

Defining and Modifying General Resource Profiles

Displaying General Resource Profile Details

Granting User Access to Resources

Defining Security Classifications

Need for Additional User and Data Access Control

Security Checking Process

Creating Security Levels and Security Categories

Assigning Security Levels and Security Categories to User and Data Set Profiles

Activating Security Levels and Security Categories

Working with Security Labels

RACF-Supplied Security Labels

Security Label Processing

Controlling Programs

Programs that can be Controlled

Program Security Modes

PROGRAM Class Profile Definitions

Preventing Copying of Programs

Program Access to Data Sets (PADS)

Providing Program Access to SERVAUTH Resources

Protecting Program Dumps

RACF - Protecting General Resources Using RACF 2.4 Mastery Test

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