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Mainframe Basics for Security Professionals: Getting Started with RACF by Tim Hahn, Mark Nelson, Barbara Vander Weele, Ori Pomerantz

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Chapter 6. Limited-Authority RACF Administrators

Each installation needs to have a small number of superusers with unlimited powers. Typically, a much higher number of RACF administrators would be authorized to perform limited actions, such as adding users to a specific group or managing permissions to specific data sets. In this chapter, you learn how to plan and create such limited-authority RACF administrators.

Profiles Owned by Users

The RACF profile owner is a user or group that manages access to that resource. This is different than the owner of the actual resource, which is the user or group whose name is the first component of the name of the resource.

If the profile owner is a user, he or she is authorized to do anything to the profile that ...

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