How to Implement RACF External Security to a CA View Database and Environment

Document ID : KB000125289
Last Modified Date : 25/01/2019
Show Technical Document Details
The client wants to have several reports secured, such that each entity can only see their portion of the report.
CA View - All Releases
To define external security, for a CA View database and environment, using RACF, please use the following procedure:

 . Define new RACF group ABCDEF in the RACF tree, to be used as an ownership placeholder.
 . Modify corresponding existing groups, to point to ABCDEF owning group.
 . Define new RACF group ABCADMIN, to be used to grant admin rights to the new CHA1VIEW profiles.
 . Connect several users.
 . Define new class CHA1VIEW to the RACF Dynamic CDT (Class Descriptor Table), for the corresponding LPARs. 
 . Define CHA1VIEW profiles, to protect the View resources and functions.
 . Activate the new CHA1VIEW Class
 . . Note: This should be run last, right before external security is enabled.
Additional Information:
CA View Reference Guide
 Security Chapter / External Security