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Postby KSMainframe » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:33 pm

I am performing a review of Top Secret Security and it looks like the mode is set to WARN and not FAIL. I am not sure what the implications of this is? From what I read on various sites this means that "Changes mode globally and can lessen or destroy security if set at anything other than FAIL". What all does this open up?
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Re: Top Secret

Postby dick scherrer » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:17 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum,

WARN and FAIL are exactly as they sound. . .

Warn will indicate violations, but will continue.

Fail will indicate the violation and terminate.
Hope this helps,
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Re: Top Secret

Postby steve-myers » Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:56 pm

It should be clearly understood that WARN and FAIL in Top Secret, ACF2, and RACF apply to resource access. By that I mainly mean data set access. User access to the system is not affected by WARN.
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