Add SUSPEND Attribute Other Than ASUSPEND?

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Article ID: 53303

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CA Cleanup CA Datacom CA DATACOM - AD 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

Description:

Is there a way to add a SUSPEND attribute (not ASUSPEND) to an ACID so the Help Desk staff with MISC8(PWMAINT) administrative authority can remove the suspend and does not need MISC8(REMASUSP)?

Solution:

There is no way for an SCA ACID to add a different suspend attribute, however, for CPF and recovery procedures, CA Top Secret allows the MSCA ACID to add the different suspend attributes such as PSUSPEND, VSUSPEND, and XSUSPEND. When an ACID gets suspended because of too many invalid passwords, on the recovery file a TSS ADD(acid) PSUSPEND is recorded.

Although this functionality was not designed for this, it can use it to satisfy this request. XSUSPEND indicates the ACID was suspended from the installation exit. For the ACIDs in question, the MSCA can issue TSS ADD(acid) XSUSPEND. Then the Help Desk staff, with MISC8(PWMAINT), could issue TSS REM(acid) SUSPEND (or TSS REM(acid) XSUSPEND) to unsuspend the ACID if needed.

NOTE: Only the MSCA can add the XSUSPEND attribute. No other acid types can do this.

Environment

Release:
Component: AWAGNT