What is RA/8?
RA/8 automates the labor-intensive process of managing connect profiles for RACF. It is a major time-consuming task to identify and assign access authority to all the resources that users require—including permissions and profile settings for new employees, or the updates that have to be made when employees change functions within the organization. RA/8 alleviates this time-consuming task significantly.
RA/8 also helps eliminate errors while enhancing security. For example, if a user is being reassigned within the company, the user will be removed from the present functional groups and be reconnected to new functional groups. This can be an error-prone process if done manually and many times allows users to have access to resources that should not be available to them. With RA/8, these errors are eliminated.
Features of RA/8
For sites that have implemented functional RACF Grouping, RA/8 makes it easy to manage the groups and any connected RACF users. Using the RA/8 online ISPF interface, RACF user-ids can be automatically and easily connected to or removed from defined groups. All activities are recorded in SMF and independent RACF resources are used to ensure data integrity.
ISPF Panel-Driven Interface
RA/8 provides an ISPF user interface to facilitate selection of Groups and user-ids.
RA/8 Performs all activities on the live RACF database using standard IBM macros and interfaces