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I am getting getUMAP and getGMAP failures with 8/8:4 return codes in the ACFRPTOM report. What do these errors indicate and how can they be addressed?


Article ID: 32932


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ACF2 ACF2 - DB2 Option ACF2 for zVM ACF2 - z/OS ACF2 - MISC PanApt PanAudit



Sample ACFRPTOM report showing the getUMAP or getGMAP errors:

getGMAP          A2184PK  SYSPROG            0          20   8    8    4
  11/02/15  15.306   12.59.41 A2184PK           I21A     I21A
  Failed - GID not defined or group not defined as OpenMVS group
   GID value:                7
   Map name:                   Search by GID, return groupname

getUMAP          T2184PK  SYSPROG            0          20   8    8    4
  11/04/15  15.308   13.56.57 T2184PK           I21A     I21A
  Failed - UID not defined or user not defined as OpenMVS user
   UID value:           23456
   Map name:                   Search by UID, return userid


ACF2 z/OS, USS Callable Services, ACF2 ACFRPTOM Report errors


The getUMAP or getGMAP errors seen in the ACFRPTOM report are due to a file or directory that have a UID or GID assigned to them but no User or Group Profile record associated with the GID or UID. When a USS service is invoked to display the UID or GID, a USS getUMAP or getGMAP callable service is invoked request the associated user or group.  If there is no user or group for the UID or GID the USS getUMAP or getGMAP callable service will fail with the 8/8:4 return codes. 

Typically these errors occur when a user(logonid) with a unique Group and User Profile creates files or directories in USS and subsequently the user's logonid, User and Group Profile are deleted. Since the USS permission bits retain the UID
and GID of the user that created the file or directory, the associated user or groupprofile record for that UID or GID no longer exist, and any getUMAP or getGMAP calls will fail with the 8/8:4 return codes.


To verify if there is a User or Group Profile for a specific UID or GID
the following ACF2, TSO ACF command can be issued.

show omvs user(23456) 

show omvs group(7) 

To address the problem there are two options.

1) Create a User or Group Profile record for the UID or UID identified in the
    ACFRPTOM report.

2) Change the USS permissions of the files or directories associated with the
    UID or GID indentified in the ACFRPTOM report.

Additional Information: 

For details on the ACF SHOW OMVS command see the CA ACF2 for z/OS Administration
Guide, Chapter 3: Maintaining Logonid Records, section 'USER Profile Records' sub-section 'SHOW OMVS'.


Release: ACF2..001AO-15-ACF2