How to Implement RACF External Security to a CA View Database and Environment

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Products

CA Deliver CA View

Issue/Introduction

The client wants to have several reports secured, such that each entity can only see their portion of the report.
 

Environment

CA View - All Releases

Resolution

To define external security, for a CA View database and environment, using RACF, please use the following procedure:

 . Define new RACF group ABCDEF in the RACF tree, to be used as an ownership placeholder.
 . Modify corresponding existing groups, to point to ABCDEF owning group.
 . Define new RACF group ABCADMIN, to be used to grant admin rights to the new CHA1VIEW profiles.
 . Connect several users.
 . Define new class CHA1VIEW to the RACF Dynamic CDT (Class Descriptor Table), for the corresponding LPARs. 
 . Define CHA1VIEW profiles, to protect the View resources and functions.
 . Activate the new CHA1VIEW Class
 . . Note: This should be run last, right before external security is enabled.

Additional Information

CA View Reference Guide
 Security Chapter / External Security