Restricting change of history file settings

By default, all users with UPDATE access to a history file can change the history file prefix or the minimum or maximum number of fault entries.

Either of the following methods can be used:

To restrict the change of settings for a given history file using either of the above methods, the security administrator can define an HFZ_ADMIN XFACILIT profile for the history file, to which access can be granted as appropriate.

Figure 1. Syntax

1 HFZ_ADMIN.history-file-dsn

where history-file-dsn is the fully qualified data set name of the history file.

To change history file settings after the HFZ_ADMIN XFACILIT profile is defined, a user must have both of the following access permissions:
The following sample RACF® commands define an HFZ_ADMIN XFACILIT profile for history file MY.HIST and grant Z Abend Investigator administrator authorization to change settings for users who are members of group PAYROLL:
RDEFINE XFACILIT HFZ_ADMIN.MY.HIST UACC(NONE)
PERMIT HFZ_ADMIN.MY.HIST CLASS(XFACILIT) ID(PAYROLL) ACCESS(UPDATE)