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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 27, 2022

Use RACF resource to control access to DVM JDBC Gateway Server databases

Currently USERID and PASSWORD info needs to be updated and maintained in the DVM AVZDRATH job in order for DVM users to access different DRDA databases. The AVZDRATH job needs to be updated monthly whenever a user’s password changes or when a user’s role changes which subsequently changes whether the user should or should not have DRDA database access.

Sample SYSIN to AVZDRATH job:



** NAME = User1



** NAME = User2



** NAME = User3






** NAME = User99



Rather than DVM Support maintaining security access to DRDA databases via a batch job, it would be better if access to different DRDA databases were controlled through access to a RACF resource (eg. RAVZ AVZDRATH) where access to the resource could be managed by a Security team.

Using a RACF resource to control DRDA database access would:

  • eliminate the need to update and run the AVZDRATH job every month as users passwords expire.

  • remove any security exposure having DVM Support maintain IDs and passwords in a batch job.

  • Satisfy best practices and better streamline roles and responsibilities between DVM Support and Security

Needed By Yesterday (Let's go already!)