When defining RACF profiles for the CA Datacom/AD External Security configuration used with CA 7, can the STC name for the MUF be used instead of the CXX name as the high-order identifier?

Document ID : KB000047234
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

We are currently installing CA Workload Automation CA 7 Edition version 12.0 (called CA 7), and as part of the CA Datacom/AD installation, we are running job CAL2OPTN(AL2RACFD) to define the RACF profiles needed for CA Datacom External Security.

Question: 

This job shows that the CXX name is used as the high-order portion of the profile name. Is this required, or is it possible to use the STC name of the CA Datacom/AD MUF or some other identifier?

Answer: 

CA Datacom bases all of its external security processing on the CXX name, which must be unique for every MUF. Since you could theoretically use the same STC name for different MUFs on multiple LPARs, this would not be a clear way to identify which MUF needs to have this security applied.

Consequently, when we are building the resource names inside the programs, they are defined with the CXX name as the high-order portion of the resource to be validated.

Additional Information:

For more information about the configuration of External Security, please refer to the following guides:

CA Datacom/DB Version 14.02 Security Reference Guide

CA Datacom/DB Version 15.0 DocOps Security Administration section

CA Datacom/DB version 15.1 DocOps Security Administration section

For more information about configuring CA Datacom/AD for use with CA 7, please refer to CA Workload Automation CA 7 Edition - 12.0 DocOps section “Start Your Product > How to Configure CA Datacom/AD for Use with CA WA CA 7 Edition

As always, please contact CA Technologies support for CA Datacom if you have further questions.

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