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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Analytics Engine
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 2, 2020

IzODA MDS - RACF CHECK VSAM and/or Sequential Datasets Before Ingestion

IzODA / MDS team,the MDS component of IzODA checks DB2 internal security to validate access permissions, and schedules a PSB to validate IMS permissions before accessing the data.

We are left with sequential and vsam files with no auth pre-check in RACF. We want the MDS team to simply RACHECK the sequential or VSAM dataset name against the RACF database. This will validate whether or not the IzODA consumers is authorized to access the sequential or VSAM DSN ... we do not want MDS to allow consumers to piggyback on the full authority of the izoda address spaces to access whether dataset they want.

Needed by Date Nov 2, 2020