How can we setup an audit for a data set from an alias definition?

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Article ID: 198733

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CA PDSMAN

Issue/Introduction


What happens if an alias of a dataset is accessed? Is PDSMAN able to audit alias access as if the dataset were called directly?


Environment

Release : 7.7

Component : CA-PDSMAN for OS/390

Resolution

PDSM will only audit the access if you have your $ACCESS and $UPDATE rules setup for the full data set name and not the alias name.

PDSMAN will match $ACCESS and $UPDATE rules for the TRUENAME. Not the data set alias name. If you define the true data set name on PDSMAN rules, then access to the alias name will match that true name.

As an example:

true data set name: REAL.DATA.SET

Alias name: DATA.SET.ALIAS is an alias for REAL.DATA.SET

For PDSMAN to match references to the alias  you need to specify REAL.DATA.SET on PDSMAN rules.

Sample PDSMINIT statements. These are samples only. Used for guidance purposes.

$ACCESS LIB=REAL.DATA.SET
                  MODE=A
                  TYPE=ALL

$UPDATE LIB=REAL.DATA.SET
                  TYPE=ALL
                  MODE=A
                  CONTROL=C    

Additional Information

Documentation link

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-miscellaneous/legacy_bookshelves_and_pdfs/bookshelves_and_pdfs/bookshelves/ca-pdsman-pds-library-management.html