Managing history file fault entry access

It is possible to manage access to history files using security server data set profiles only, for example if a given history file is only used within a single department where all users are equal with regards to access authority. In this case, all users typically have at least UPDATE access to the history file and are thus able to create new fault entries, as well as view, modify, or delete any existing fault entries, regardless of who created them.

If more control over access to individual fault entries is required, then Z Abend Investigator supports the use of the XFACILIT resource class as described in the following.

Note: Because XFACILIT access is associated with some degree of processing overhead, you might want to use history files with normal data set profile access for performance critical applications, such as CICS® or IMS™.