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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 by using the TEST(,,,MFI:*) option.
Debugging on a remote 3270 terminal by using the TEST(,,,VTAM%userid:*) option.  See APAR PH17417.
Debugging on a remote 3270 terminal by using the TEST(,,,MFI%terminal-LU:*) option.
Remote debugging or code coverage with clients such as IDz or IBM Debug for z Systems, by using either standard or Debug Tool compatibility mode by one of the following options:
  • TEST(,,,DIRECT&ip-addr%port:*)
  • TEST(,,,TCPIP&ip-addr%port:*)
Eclipse Remote System Explorer connection-based features, provided RSE is configured for MFA:
  • Remote debugging or code coverage with IDEs such as IDz, IBM Debug for z Systems, or Wazi Developer for Eclipse, by using either standard or Debug Tool compatibility mode by one of the following options:
    • TEST(,,,DBM:*),
    • TEST(,,,DBMDT:*)
  • By using the following launch configurations to configure remote debug profiles, or launch debug or code coverage sessions:
    • z/OS Batch Application using existing JCL and z/OS Batch Application with property group
    • MVS Batch Application
    • Remote IMS Application
    • Remote Db2 Application
    • z/OS Unix Application

Not Supported
Debug Profile Service does not provide MFA support, nor does its dependent functions:
  • z/OS Debug Profiles view, and Debug Profile Editor in Eclipse IDEs.
  • Profiles view in IBM Z Open Debug in Visual Studio Code and Wazi Developer for Workspaces IDEs.
Remote Debug Service does not provide MFA support, nor does its dependent function:
  • Remote debug in IBM Z Open Debug in Visual Studio Code and Wazi Developer for Workspaces IDEs.
Eclipse ADFz Common Components server and connection-based features, which do not provide MFA support:
  • By using the following launch configurations to configure remote debug profiles, or launch debug or code coverage sessions:
    • Remote CICS Application
    • Remote IMS Application with IMS Isolation
  • By using any of the legacy Debug Tool plug-ins:
    • DTCN
    • DTSP
    • LMA
    • Debug Tool Code Coverage
    • JCL Instrumentation

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Modified date:
28 October 2020

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