The IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS) is an online transaction processing program (OLTP) that, when used with COBOL programming language, can help in building application programing interfaces (APIs).
Using the APIs provided by CICS, you can write programs that communicate with online users, customer, and other records in a data set using CICS facilities.
The zSecure CICS Toolkit enables CICS applications to use RACF to set access policies in the database.The API facilitates access authorization management checks on more than 2,000 resources, enabling you to easily integrate IBM system security and improve the application’s performance.
The interface and advanced API show only those functions and options that you delegate to your users, extending selected, basic administrative privileges to field administrators while still maintaining control over the types of commands distributed users can execute.
Help boost application programmer productivity
Application programmers do not need to know the IBM RACF database to create a customized authorization management application
Execute select Z System security functions
If an application on your Web server communicates with CICS on your mainframe, CICS can use its advanced API capabilities to execute select RACF security functions.
Using the API, you can customize screens to meet requirements of a specific installation and control the information displayed to decentralized administrators.
Key zSecure CICS Toolkit Features
CICs mainframe resource access checks
Separation of duties (SOD)
Sophisticated API capabilities
Detailed command menu for authorization management