SECCACHE Storage and what happens to it if CA Top Secret comes down.

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Article ID: 50996

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CA Cleanup CA Datacom - DB CA Datacom CA Datacom - AD CA Datacom - Server CA CIS CA Common Services for z/OS CA 90s Services CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS CA Common Product Services Component CA Common Services CA Datacom/AD CA ecoMeter Server Component FOC CA Easytrieve Report Generator for Common Services CA Infocai Maintenance CA IPC Unicenter CA-JCLCheck Common Component CA Mainframe VM Product Manager CA Chorus Software Manager CA On Demand Portal CA Service Desk Manager - Unified Self Service CA PAM Client for Linux for zSeries CA Mainframe Connector for Linux on System z CA Graphical Management Interface CA Web Administrator for Top Secret CA CA- Xpertware CA Top Secret CA Top Secret - LDAP CA Top Secret - VSE

Issue/Introduction

Question:

  1. Where is the storage for the SECCACHE Control Option in CA Top Secret used?
  2. What happens to SECCACHE if CA Top Secret is 'recycled' or abends?

 

Answer:

For SECCACHE, the Cache is managed in a Common Data Space, that can be accessed from all Address Spaces. The Common Data Space for SECCACHE is a separate Address Space, associated with the Master Address Space. This way, if CA Top Secret comes down, this Data Space doesn't go away, and the current Entries remain intact.

If CA Top Secret is 'recycled' or comes down, the SECCACHE stays there, and when CA Top Secret comes back up, it will resume using the Entries that were in there.

The SECCACHE can't be used while CA Top Secret is down.

Environment

Release: TOPSEC00200-15-Top Secret-Security
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