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IBM Security zSecure UNIX System Services (USS) Security Overview (TK222G)

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Chapter 1: z/OS UNIX System Services (USS) security concepts

  • Explain z/OS USS identification and authentication
  • Use the hierarchical file system (HFS) and z/OS file system (zFS)
  • Secure USS daemons and servers

Chapter 2: Protect files and directories

  • List the fields in the file security packet (FSP)
  • Interpret and modify file access rights and extended attributes
  • Secure USS files with extended access control lists (ACLs)

Chapter 3: Reporting and auditing in a USS environment

  • Generate extended program attributes reports
  • Explain HFS and zFS auditing concepts
  • Use the USS-related RACF profiles
  • Avoid common HFS and zFS auditing RACF pitfalls
  • Generate reports about trust reasons in USS
  • Audit daemons and servers
  • Generate reports about USS-related SMF records