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Status Under review
Workspace zSecure Alert
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 29, 2022

Zsecure events / Alert is needed to detect security certificate changes

zSecure alert option must be added to the events panel to keep an eye on SSL certificates when changes occur, changes such as Trust/untrust value changes which can cause security issues.

  • Guest
    Oct 21, 2022

    Just the ability to surveil existing certificates, particularly when "RACDCERT ALTER" command is issued. Monitoring "RACDCERT ALTER TRUST/NOTRUST" could be a good start.


  • Admin
    Michael Zagorski
    Oct 21, 2022

    From Hans...

    "such as" is too vague to implement. Is there any specific property to be included? And does "change" also encompass adding a new certificate or just the RACDERT ALTER?

    The TYPE=SMF RACF_COMMAND field formats TRUST, NOTRUST, or HIGTRUST. There is no indication in the SMF record what the old value was for an ALTER.

    We could alert on all RACDCERT ALTER TRUST/NOTRUST commands as these might be diminishing the authority. Is that what you are looking for?