Why do VLS files need UPDATE authority running VLSUTIL LIBRARY?
Article ID: 190580
How to protect/secure VLS files when the PGM=VLSUTIL seems to require individuals have update access just to perform a Library command?
e.g., TSS7227E UPDATE Access Not Granted to Dataset VLS data set name
Release : 15.1
Component : CA IDEAL
Both VLSUTIL and the VLS service routines used by other products always open the libraries for UPDATE. This is because member and library access is date/timestamped in the index of the library.
Sites using a security package to control access, who want to restrict who can update a VLS library, will not want to grant UPDATE access at the library level. Top Secret allows a restricted form of UPDATE that will be useful for these situations: