TRACAUTH ASSEMBLY RC=04

Document ID : KB000109675
Last Modified Date : 15/08/2018
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Issue:
Message assembling the TRACAUTH table:

JOB10436  -JOBNAME  STEPNAME PROCSTEP    RC   EXCP   CONN    TCB    SRB  CLOCK     SERV  
JOB10436  -JOBTAUTH IEV90                04    136     23    .00    .00     .0      381 


From assembly output:
                                      14          @AUTH *,2,JAUTH=ALL,DAUTH=ALL,NOTIFY=Y,                                                                                    IPASS=AUTOPASS,OPTA=ALL,OPTB=ALL
 000000                00000 00160    15+TRACAUTH CSECT                                      
                       00160          16+TRACAUTH_Length EQU TRACAUTH_End-TRACAUTH          
                       00000          17+Entry_001  EQU *                                       
 ** ASMA254I *** MNOTE ***            18+     4,@AUTH - Warning: NOTIFY=Y will be ignored because the userid has generics
Resolution:
The RC=4 is just a warning stating that NOTIFY=Y is ignored for generic userids. This in documented in the CA Jobtrac Reports, Maintenance, and Recovery Chapter 7: TRACAUTH Security:

"NOTIFY Specifies whether to notify the user specified by the id variable about abends or error conditions for events in the location specified by the locid variable. The user is notified with a SEND message. Note: Messages are not sent when NOTIFY=Y is specified with a user ID containing an * (asterisk). Although you can assemble a TRACAUTH table with this combination, the request is not processed. "