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VM66528: RACF FIXPACK TO ADDRESS MFA ISSUES

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APAR status

  • Closed as new function.

Error description

  • This APAR addresses issues in RACF's MFA function in both
    z/VM 7.1.0 and z/VM 7.2.0.
    This Fixpack provides resolution to the following MFA support
    issues with the RACF server:
    - RACF termination on IUCV error when using MFA
    - Clarification of MFA error message
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: All customers that use the RACF Security     *
    *                 Server for z/VM (RACFVM).                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION: APPLY PTF                                    *
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    The IUCV path between the *RPI system service and the RACFVM
    service machine could be terminated if MFA experiences IUCV
    communication problems with the TCPIP service machine.
    Additionally, MFA server configuration alerts have been reworked
    to make the identification of configuration errors easier.
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

  • Module RPIMFA has been updated to prevent termination of IUCV
    paths belonging to other services.
    Message "RPIMFA007E Statement SERVER not found or invalid in MFA
    CONTROL." is now shown only if the SERVER statement needs to be
    corrected. It is no longer shown if no server can be reached.
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    VM66528

  • Reported component name

    RACF/VM SUPPORT

  • Reported component ID

    576700201

  • Reported release

    710

  • Status

    CLOSED UR1

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    YesSpecatt / New Function / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2021-04-29

  • Closed date

    2021-06-22

  • Last modified date

    2021-09-30

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

    UV99401 UV99402

Modules/Macros

  • RPIMFA
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    RACF/VM SUPPORT

  • Fixed component ID

    576700201

Applicable component levels

  • R710 PSY UV99401

       UP21/07/02 I 1000

  • R720 PSY UV99402

       UP21/07/02 P 2102  

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Document Information

Modified date:
02 October 2021