zSecure RACF Offline & Access Monitor Overview

This zSecure course is designed, written and presented by RACF & zSecure specialists. This overview course covers both RACF Offline and Access Monitor. The course highlights how each component is used and how they can be used in conjunction with each other.

This course is only available for one-company presentations live over the Internet, via the Virtual Classroom Environment service.

What you will learn

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • describe how the two components (when used in conjunction) can be used to clean up a RACF database effectively and efficiently.

Who Should Attend

The course is suitable for RACF Administrators who use zSecure for performing RACF Administration and RACF database clean-up tasks.


Attendees should have thorough working knowledge of RACF & zSecure or have attended the RSM courses RACF Administration and Auditing and zSecure Basic Admin & Reporting.


1 day

Fee (per attendee)



This includes free online 24/7 access to course notes.


Hard copy course notes are available on request from rsmshop@rsm.co.uk

at £50.00 plus carriage per set.

Course Code



RACF Offline Overview

Objectives; overview; typical users; using offline; primary commands; other commands; defining offline RACF databases; B8RJOPT; RACFDB in Batch; switching databases; B8ROPTxx; RACF Offline output; B8RACF and TSO; RACF authorisation; problem resolution; examples & scenarios.

Access Monitor Overview

Objectives; overview; Access Monitor - the basics; current RACF & SMF support; sample consolidation JCL; configuration; Access Monitor reporting; check database changes; comparing access; NEWLIST TYPE=RACF_ACCESS; Permit/Connect/Profile usage; special grouping/member processing; global profiles reporting.

Database Clean-up Using RACF Offline & Access Monitor

Cleanup functions-AM.9; database cleanup; unused definitions & facilities; removing portfolio results; removing unused permits; Access_Reduced flag; removing unused connects; removing connects results; summary; references.

Question and Answer Session

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