How to use diff user to execute REXX

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How to use diff user to execute REXX

Postby sjrcreation » Thu May 19, 2011 11:21 am


In normal JCL job card we can give as
// CLASS=0,NOTIFY=@,user=xxxxxx,password=xxxxxx

so when we submit the job it will take the user specified in the job card

similarly how to do in rexx.
I need to give the userid and password to exec the command REXX1

EX 'Xxxxx.xxxxx(rexx1)'
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Re: How to use diff user to execute REXX

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Thu May 19, 2011 11:29 am

You cannot do it
user gets assigned password gets checked at job (batch/stc ) start at TSO logon period
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so that I am sure that the information requested can be reached with a very small effort
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Re: How to use diff user to execute REXX

Postby expat » Sat May 21, 2011 12:06 pm

You should speak to your security admin to allow the use of surrogate submission.
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Re: How to use diff user to execute REXX

Postby NicC » Sat May 21, 2011 4:36 pm

Do you just want them to be able to run the exec? does this exec submit a job? If it does not then you only need to put it into a libaray that they are authorized to use (and is in their logon concatenation). And why wrap it in a CLIST?
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: How to use diff user to execute REXX

Postby steve-myers » Sat May 21, 2011 9:49 pm

In many shops, giving your password to someone else is a firing offense. Even if it's legitimate, you should never ever leave a clear text password in a dataset, though it's OK, I guess, if the password area is junk characters that are overlaid with the real password just before you submit the job.

One situation where you often have to insert a userid and password is if you are submitting a job to run in another node.
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