ALLOWUSERKEYCSA and Endevor

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Article ID: 38203

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CA Endevor Software Change Manager (SCM) CA Endevor Software Change Manager - Natural Integration (SCM) CA Endevor Software Change Manager - ECLIPSE Plugin (SCM) CA Endevor Software Change Manager - Enterprise Workbench (SCM)

Issue/Introduction

Introduction: 

The AllowUserKeyCSA parameter was introduced in z/OS V1.8 to prevent jobs from allocating storage from Common Storage Areas subpools using user keys 8 through 15. It can be set to AllowUserKeyCSA(YES) or AllowUserKeyCSA(NO). User key CSA creates a security risk because any unauthorized program can modify it.

 At z/OS 1.8 the default was ALLOWUSERKEYCSA(YES) for compatibility. Starting at V1.9, the default is AllowUserKeyCSA(NO).

Question: 

How does parameter << ALLOWUSERKEYCSA>> affects CA Endevor SCM?

Environment:  

z/OS V1.8 and higher

Answer: 

Endevor does not use CSA storage for its processing, so setting of ALLOWUSERKEYCSA to either yes or no has no effect on Endevor.

Additional Information:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21394214

https://support.ca.com/cadocs/7/CA%20IDMS%20Version%2018%200%20%20Second%20Edition-ENU/Bookshelf_Files/HTML/IDMS_System_Operations_ENU/index.htm?toc.htm?984491.html

http://www.ca.com/us/support/ca-support-online/product-content/knowledgebase-articles/tec1202124.aspx

 Example of D DIAG command display from the z/OS console :

IGV007I 15.55.44 DIAG DISPLAY 463

VSM TRACK CSA(ON) SQA(ON)
VSM TRACE GET(OFF) FREE(OFF)
VSM ALLOWUSERKEYCSA(NO)
CBLOC
  VIRTUAL24()
  VIRTUAL31()
REUSASID(NO)

Environment

Release:
Component: ENDBAS