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I have an automated batch cycle that runs from an automated system where one of several userids can be utilized to submit the job. In this case, I want to have all users access one OMVS segment rather than have to create a separate OMVS segment for each user.

asked Dec 14 '10 at 21:08

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When using Tectia for z/OS, it IS possible to create a single profile that can be utilized by multiple users/responsibility areas without having to create multiple OMVS segments for the various users requiring this service.

All the userIDs that are sharing the key and config files must have:

  • same unix UID number (this is required for correct key permissions)

  • same unix home directory (this is for searching the keys and other items from the right location)

You will need to create a 'batch' OMVS segment that has a home directory of /u/batchuids and has the UID=9999 (or whatever UID number you decide to use) and then assign the batch OMVS segment to all batch userIDs.

If you are going to do this, you must understand that:

  • since all the userIDs are sharing the same UID, they have the same Unix side access rights for the Unix files and directories.

  • Because of this, it is possible that if, for example, userID1 copies his dataset (access only to UserID1) to a Unix file, all the other users with the same UID can access the file.

This may not be an issue, since we're dealing with batch userIDs.

  • It is also possible to completely block the Unix file system access using Tectia Server configuration if you are transferring just MVS datasets. UID settings do not affect dataset access rights.
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answered Dec 14 '10 at 21:13

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