Arrow Electronics, Inc.

IBM Security zSecure UNIX System Services (USS) Security Overview


DURÉE: 8 Hours (1 day)

PRIX H.T.: €650,00


In this workshop, you learn to maintain a RACF® database with IBM® Security zSecure™ Admin and monitor the system with IBM Security zSecure Audit. During hands-on exercises, you act as a RACF security administrator for a fictitious company. In this simulated job role, you learn to define a RACF security environment for a specific department.
This workshop teaches the basics of the security administration process and how to implement company security policies and guidelines into specific RACF profile definitions and settings. You learn to verify the quality and validity of RACF profiles that you define. Finally, you learn to interpret and report SMF events that the z/OS® system logs during this RACF management workshop.


  • Describe the authorization checking process to access a UNIX file or directory
  • Create the appropriate RACF definitions to define a z/OS UNIX System Services user ID
  • Describe the audit options for z/OS UNIX System Services
  • Set up permissions to control access to a file or directory
  • List and maintain extended access control list (ACL) entries
  • List and maintain the audit settings for a file or directory


This intermediate-level course is intended for users that are involved with the maintenance of USS-related security definitions or auditing of the z/OS USS environment. For example, security administrators, compliance officers, systems programmers, and auditors can benefit from taking this course.


Before taking this course, make sure that you have the following skills:

* Basic knowledge of and experience with RACF
* Familiarity with the IBM Security zSecure Admin or Audit ISPF panel interface

If you do not have these skills, you can learn these skills by attending one or more of the following suggested courses:

  • ES19G Basics of z/OS RACF Administration
  • BE87G Effective RACF Administration 
  • TK263 IBM Security zSecure Admin Basic Administration and Reporting
  • TK243 IBM Security zSecure RACF and SMF auditing


Unit 1: UNIX System Services security introduction
Unit 2: Protect files and directories
Unit 3: Report and audit UNIX System Services

Informations supplémentaires

Prior to enrolling, IBM Employees must follow their Division/Department processes to obtain approval to attend this public training class. Failure to follow Division/Department approval processes may result in the IBM Employee being personally responsible for the class charges.

GBS practitioners that use the EViTA system for requesting external training should use that same process for this course. Go to the EViTA site to start this process:

Once you enroll in a GTP class, you will receive a confirmation letter that should show:

  • The current GTP list price
  • The 20% discounted price available to IBMers. This is the price you will be invoiced for the class.

Dates de session