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How to determine within ACF2 if AAM (Advanced Authentication Mainframe) is on or not?

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Article ID: 186278

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Issue/Introduction

This article states how to determine if AAM (Advanced Authentication Mainframe) is in place and if it's turned on.

Environment

Release : 16.0

Component : CA ACF2 for z/OS

Resolution

To determine if ACF2 AAM is actve sites can:

1) Enter ACF mode (eg. TSO ACF)

2) Enter the SHOW ACTIVE command

3) Sites should see an entry similar to this:

   -- Advanced Authentication Mainframe (AAM) Facility 
   AAM STATUS = INACTIVE 

Note: If the 'SHOW ACTIVE' is run from ACF2 ACFBATCH PTF SO01009 is required.

If a site does not see the "-- Advanced Authentication Mainframe (AAM) Facility AAM STATUS = INACTIVE|INACTIVE" information from the SHOW STATE, then ACF2 AAM is not installed.