There is a recommendation from IBM to change the following parameter from yes to no: VSM ALLOWUSERKEYCSA(NO|YES) Is there an impact if we make the following parm change?

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Article ID: 44861

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Products

CA OPS/MVS Event Management & Automation

Issue/Introduction

Question:

There is a recommendation from IBM to change the following parameter from yes to no:

VSM ALLOWUSERKEYCSA(NO|YES)

Is there any impact to CA OPS/MVS if we change the parameter value?

 

Answer:

In z/OS 2.1, IBM had changed this parameter value from "YES" to "NO" in order to resolve a security risk from an un-authorized user attempting to modify the CSA. There is no impact to the CA OPS/MVS product regarding this parameter change. Should an impact ever be found, the OPS/MVS team will notify the user community and address the issue. 

 

Additional Information:

IBM Healthcheck - VSMALLOWUSERKEY

Environment

Release: PVLA2.00200-12.2-OPS/MVS-Event Management & Automation-for JES2
Component: