Idea Details

ENF79 support for DB2 with CA Top Secret

Last activity 05-29-2019 07:04 PM
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07-22-2015 09:10 AM

This enhancement request came in during a support issue discussion. I am submitting it to the community for them. Vote up if you would also like to see this enhancement built into TSS.


The DB2 v11 IBM documentation says:

When the AUTHEXIT_CACHEREFRESH subsystem parameter is set to ALL and the access control authorization exit is active, DB2 listens to type 62, type 71, and type 79 ENF signals from RACF.

This customer would like to have ENF79 support in TSS for auditing purposes.


04-10-2018 03:49 AM

This nearly 3 year old idea still has a status of "new", and there is no indication from CA, whether this funcionality will be implemented or not, or when.


As I consider and experience this idea more as a need than as an enhancement I'd kindly ask CA Technologies for a status update.


Many thanks and kind regards,

Josef Thaler    

01-10-2017 04:42 AM

I made some tests in this context. As an insight of those tests, I now see this "idea" more a demand for proper, accurate and predictable security-behaviour than an "enhancement request".


I'd like to ask CA Technologies about their opinion and plans about support of ENF79 signals by Top Secret. 

05-18-2016 04:46 AM

I completely agree with marc.bitzberger

Having to recycle DB2 is one of our concerns that may cause us avoid using TSS/DB2.


Thank you.



04-29-2016 04:59 AM

We would also like to see this enhancement in place in Top Secret.



It would be very helpful to enable Refresh for DB2 resources access without the need to stop / start DB2 STCs

11-02-2015 06:28 AM

ENF71 Signalling for CICS is lpar specific.

When you share a security file, and issue TSS SUSPEND on LPAR1, ENF71 will be driven on LPAR1,

it will NOT be driven on LPAR2, there is no command issued.  But if you CPF between LPAR1 and LPAR2,

then ENF71 will be driven on both LPARs.


So if ENF79 signalling is implemented , will it be similar to ENF71?

10-26-2015 05:41 PM

I'm sorry, I don't comprehend this idea, but would like to .... What would be the consequence, if TSS would [NOT] support/provide/signal Enf79 events? Is it more than a "compatibility-issue"? Thanks for every explanations, Josef

07-22-2015 10:03 AM

We would also like to see similar support for CICS.