ALERT: Some images may not load properly within the Knowledge Base Article. If you see a broken image, please right-click and select 'Open image in a new tab'. We apologize for this inconvenience.

How can I demonstrate that a CA View Database, and its tapes, are encrypted?

book

Article ID: 133053

calendar_today

Updated On:

Products

Deliver View

Issue/Introduction

The client has a CA View database that has been encrypted for the past 2 years, and all tapes have been newly created since that date, to ensure they too are encrypted. 

They were asked to prove or demonstrate the CA-View database is, in fact, encrypted.  

What ways can be used to demonstrate that encryption is in place?







Environment

Release :

Component : CA View

Resolution

If there is SARINIT parameter of ENCRYPT=ICSF,nnn, there should be the following message in the related SARSTC task:

 IEF403I SARSTC - STARTED - TIME=02.09.34 

SARSTC42 Encryption enabled for VIEW.SYSTEM1

 . The purpose of database encryption is that someone would not be able to see anything in the database if a non-View product is used.   

. A way to demonstrate that a View database is encrypted is to: 

 . . Use the IDCAMS PRINT statement, where view.dataset is the full name of the View database data set (extent), for example VIEW.SYSTEM1.SARDBASE.D0000001 

 . . COUNT(nnn) identifies the number of blocks.

 . . For example, use COUNT(100) to print 100 blocks.

 . . Include DUMP on the PRINT statement, to indicate to print in DUMP format.

//JOBNAME JOB ...  

//IDCAMS EXEC PGM=IDCAMS 

//IN1 DD DISP=SHR,DSN=view.dataset 

//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=X

//SYSIN DD *

 PRINT INFILE(IN1) DUMP COUNT(n)

//

 . A way to demonstrate that a View tape is encrypted is to:

 . . Use the IDCAMS PRINT statement, where view.dataset is the full name of the View tape, for example VIEW.SYSTEM1.SARTAPE.T0000001  

. . COUNT(n) identifies the number of blocks.  

 . . For example, use COUNT(100) to print 100 blocks.

 . . Include DUMP on the PRINT statement, to indicate to print in DUMP format.

//JOBNAME JOB ...  

//IDCAMS EXEC PGM=IDCAMS

//IN1 DD DISP=SHR,DSN=view.dataset

//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=X

//SYSIN DD *

 PRINT INFILE(IN1) DUMP COUNT(n)

//

. On both the outputs, samples of report data will show to not have printable characters, as the data is encrypted.