About this Course

Code TPZL1_TK263
Duration 3 Days

This is an instructor-led course that provides basic introduction of the IBM Security Admin ISPF interface for customers who administer RACF profiles and generate basic RACF overview reports.

This course focuses on frequently used administrative functions, standard reports, and verification functions of IBM Security zSecure Admin. Gain experience in administering RACF profiles using the built-in functions and line commands that the ISPF interface provides. Learn how to report and review RACF profiles using the built-in functions and provided line commands. Verification functions that report RACF database inconsistencies are explored and demonstrated. The CKGRACF function is also described. Finally, you also learn how to produce customized reports, tailor the RACF installation data field, and define company-specific custom fields.


Before taking this course, make sure that you have a working knowledge of RACF. It is also recommended you have the following skills:

  • The ability to log on to TSO
  • Use ISPF panels to navigate TSO menus, use options, and run commands to view and manipulate output results

These skills can be obtained by attending one or more of the following courses:

  • An Introduction to the z/OS Environment ES05G
  • z/OS JCL and Utilities ES07G
  • Fundamental System Skills in z/OS ES10G
  • IBM System z Fast Track ESZ0G
  • z/OS System Operators ES27G
  • z/OS Facilities ES15G
  • Basics of z/OS RACF Administration ES19G
  • Effective RACF Administration BE87G

Delegates will learn how to

  • Introduce the IBM Security zSecure Admin tool
  • Select and review RACF profiles with the ISPF zSecure Admin panels and examine access control lists (ACLs) for resource profiles
  • Perform profile maintenance and use supported features to apply bulk changes
  • Review and maintain RACF SETROPTS options and Class Descriptor table (CDT) settings and maintain input files to control your IBM Security zSecure Admin session
  • Show differences for the same system over time or differences between different systems
  • Use the standard reports that IBM Security zSecure Admin provides
  • Produce user and group profile reports and compare users or groups side-by-side
  • Produce resource reports about various resources and defined access
  • Use the Verify options to report and resolve RACF database inconsistencies, and learn about CKGRACF
  • Define custom reports, customize Installation data, and define RACF custom fields


  • Unit 1: Run IBM Security zSecure Admin
  • Unit 2: Select and display existing RACF profiles
  • Unit 3: Perform profile maintenance
  • Unit 4: Use Advanced options
  • Unit 5: Produce RACF administration reports
  • Unit 6: Create specific user ID and group reports
  • Unit 7: Create resource reports
  • Unit 8: Produce RACF management reports
  • Unit 9: Create customized reports

3 Days

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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