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Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) support in IBM z/OS Debugger

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Question

What features of IBM z/OS Debugger support multi-factor authentication (MFA)?

Answer

Supported

All of the functions of IBM z/OS Debugger ISPF Utilities.
Debugging in TSO foreground using the TEST(,,,MFI:*) option.
Debugging on a remote 3270 terminal using the TEST(,,,VTAM%userid:*) option.   See APAR PH17417.
Debugging on a remote 3270 terminal using the TEST(,,,MFI%terminal-LU:*) option.
Remote debugging or code coverage using clients such as ID/z or IBM Debug for z Systems, using either standard or Debug Tool compatibility mode via one of the following options:
    • TEST(,,,TCPIP&ip-addr%port:*)
    • TEST(,,,DIRECT&ip-addr%port:*)
Remote System Explorer connection based features, provided RSE has been configured for MFA:
  • Remote debugging or code coverage using clients such as ID/z or IBM Debug for z Systems, using either standard or Debug Tool compatibility mode via one of the following options:
    • TEST(,,,DBM:*),
    • TEST(,,,DBMDT:*)
  • Using the following launch configurations to configure remote debug profiles, or launch debug or code coverage sessions:
    • MVS Batch Application
    • Remote IMS Application without IMS Isolation
    • Remote DB2 Application
    • z/OS Unix Application

Not Supported
ADF/z Common Components server and connection based features, which do not provide MFA support:
  • Using the following launch configurations to configure remote debug profiles, or launch debug or code coverage sessions:
    • Remote CICS Application
    • Remote IMS with IMS Isolation
  • Using any of the legacy Debug Tool plug-ins:
    • DTCN
    • DTSP
    • LMA
    • Debug Tool Code Coverage
    • JCL Instrumentation

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Modified date:
05 December 2019

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