Why does an S047 abend occur in an ACF2 environment and how is this abend resolved?
Release : 16.0
The RACROUTE STATUS=ACCESS call permits a user to interrogate security definitions (access and resource rules) to determine access levels for a user. No auditing is done for this request.
In order to maintain system integrity, ACF2 requires that a user be APF authorized to access security definitions. When a program is not authorized, ACF2 abends the task with an S047 abend.
ACF2 will allow the security administrator to define the specific calls for which the APF authorization check for STATUS=ACCESS will be bypassed.
Note: Users who do not want to use this method should contact the vendor of the product receiving the S047 abend and request that the STATUS=ACCESS call be made in an APF authorized environment.
The bypassing of the authorization check in ACF2 is done through use of the 'NOAPFCHK' keyword added to the GSO SAFDEF record. 'NOAPFCHK' will only be honored for STATUS=ACCESS calls.
For example, the failing RACROUTE call for the IBM Debug Tool v10.1.0 product looks like:
SMFID= <sysid> TOD= 08:05:31.38 TRACEID= DEBUG USERID= <userid> JOBNAME= <jobname> ASID= <asid> PGM= IQIVPI CURR RB= IQIVPI SFR/RFR= N/A MODE= TASK APF= NON-AUTHORIZED LOCKS= NONE
RACROUTE REQUEST=AUTH,CLASS='FACILITY',RELEASE=1.9,STATUS=ACCESS, ATTR=READ,DSTYPE=N,ENTITY=('EQADTOOL.BROWSE.MVS'),FILESEQ=0, GENERIC=ASIS,LOG=ASIS,MSGSP=0,TAPELBL=STD,WORKA=
The following SAFDEF can be written in ACF2 to address this:
ACF SET CONTROL(GSO) INSERT SAFDEF.TOOLS PROGRAM(IQIVPI) RB(IQIVPI) NOAPFCHK - RACROUTE(REQUEST=AUTH,CLASS=FACILITY,STATUS=ACCESS) F ACF2,REFRESH(SAFDEF)
The product vendor should have documented what RACROUTE STATUS=ACCESS calls the product is making. If this documentation cannot be obtained or if adding the vendor recommended SAFDEFs did not resolve the issue, the following steps can be completed to gather information regarding the call that is failing:
Please provide the SECTRACE results and the SHOW SAFDEF output to the ACF2 Support team at Broadcom if assistance is needed.