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IBM System Display and Search Facility (SDSF) Started Task name will be properly identified and/or defined to the system ACP.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-224321 ZISFA030 SV-224321r840238_rule Medium
IBM System Display and Search Facility (SDSF) requires a started task that will be restricted to certain resources, datasets and other system functions. By defining the started task as a userid to the system ACP, it allows the ACP to control the access and authorized users that require these capabilities. Failure to properly control these capabilities, could compromise of the operating system environment, ACP, and customer data.
z/OS IBM System Display and Search Facility for ACF2 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-10-06


Check Text ( C-25998r840236_chk )
Refer to the following report produced by the ACF2 Data Collection:


Verify that the logonid(s) for the IBM SDSF started task(s) is (are) properly defined. If the following attributes are defined, this is not a finding.

Fix Text (F-25986r840237_fix)
The ISSO working with the systems programmer will ensure the IBM SDSF Started Task(s) is properly identified and/or defined to the System ACP.

If the product requires a Started Task, verify that it is properly defined to the System ACP with the proper attributes.

Most installation manuals will indicate how a Started Task is identified and any additional attributes that must be specified.

The following commands are provided as a sample for defining Started Task(s):

insert SDSF stc name('STC, SDSF')