Is APF Authorization required for the CA IPC Loadlib?

Document ID : KB000102416
Last Modified Date : 18/06/2018
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Question:
There is a reference in the CA Datacom documentation that says "The CA IPC load library should already be APF authorized." This authorization is not found in any of the CA IPC documentation, and there are no jobs in the CA IPC installation like in the CA Datacom/DB installation to perform this authorization.
Should the CA IPC load library be APF authorized or not? 
Answer:
The primary concern for having APF authorization of the CA IPC loadlib is with the MUF execution JCL (PGM=DBMUFPR). Since the CA Datacom/DB and CA Datacom/AD loadlibs need to be APF authorized, any other loadlibs used with them for authorized functions also need APF authorization.

Consequently, the CA IPC loadlib does not need to be APF authorized, and because it is not authorized, the CA IPC loadlib should be removed from the DBMUFPR STEPLIB in the MUF startup proc or JCL. 

Note, too, that this CA IPC loadlib does not need to be part of any DBUTLTY jobs, but it is needed for Datadictionary batch jobs (DDUPDATE, DDUTILTY and others), but these batch jobs do not require authorized libraries. 
Additional Information:
As always, please contact CA Technologies support for CA Datacom if you have further questions.