Know Access to a Dataset



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Know Access to a Dataset

Postby Smiles » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:15 am

Hi,

The security levels at the current client I am working are very high, where if I attempt to access a dataset/Library by mistake[though no access], I will be getting an email to explain the reason. Is there any TSO command to check if I have access to the dataset/Library without trying to browse/open.

Appreciate any inputs.

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Re: Know Access to a Dataset

Postby dick scherrer » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:27 am

Hello and welcome to the forum,

Suggest you ask the security people to show you your security profile and which datasets or hlqs are permitted or denied.

I'm not aware of some way to actually touch a dataset to see if you have permission that will not raise the security violation.
Hope this helps,
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Re: Know Access to a Dataset

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:42 am

You will have to live with it and start paying attention to Your actions.
the common opinion of security experts is that is highly unsafe to have people poking around
to check if they have <access> to a protected resource without logging it and signaling the action to the proper <authority>
so even if technically it were possible the action would be rightly considered as a security breaching attempt
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Re: Know Access to a Dataset

Postby steve-myers » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:49 am

This E-mail idea is (my opinion) over kill. It might be useful when starting a sefcurity system from scratch, but now ...?

Many times security violations are simple typos and are meaningless. A security admin should be reviewing this and query users with a lot of violations because they are most likely poking
around in places they shouldn't be looking.
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Re: Know Access to a Dataset

Postby Smiles » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:00 pm

Thanks for all your inputs.
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Re: Know Access to a Dataset

Postby Anuj Dhawan » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:24 pm

If you've the autority to issue, tey this from TSO or ISPF option 6:

LISTDSD  DA('your.file.name')  ALL  GENERIC
or
ld da ('your.file.name') gen all           
both are same, just differnt flavours.
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Re: Know Access to a Dataset

Postby Smiles » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:24 am

Thanks for your reply. I tried both of them and I dont have the access.
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