The Broker Security Server authenticates users who log on to EntireX Broker, e.g. it performs a user ID and password check against the operating system. The user ID must exist under BS2000. Since the server reads information from the user catalog, it requires administrator rights at runtime. The Broker Security Server task therefore needs to run under a privileged user ID (TSOS).
User IDs and passwords are case-insensitive.
The Broker Security Server can handle multiple broker instances on BS2000.
This document covers the following topics:
To activate authentication, switch on security in the broker attribute
file. Add the following two parameters to
ETB-ATTR or, if you use the delivered attribute
file, switch the
SECURITY parameter to
SECURITY =YES ACCESS-SECURITY-SERVER=YES
The Broker Security Server requires administrator rights and must be run
under a privileged user ID. Set up the correct broker load library in
ACCESS-SECURITY-SERVER is set to
"NO", EntireX Broker itself will do the
authentication. In that case EntireX Broker must run under a privileged user
ID and the Broker Security Server is not needed.
To start the Broker Security Server
Set up the correct broker library within
because the server task does not usually run under same user ID where the module library resides.
Issue the following command from a privileged user ID (TSOS) to run the server:
/ENTER-PROCEDURE *LIB(LIB=$kkk.EXXnnn.JOBS, - / ELE=START-SECURITY-SERVER), - / JOB-NAME=SECUSERV,LOG=*NO
$kkk is the user ID
under which the broker library resides.
To stop the Broker Security Server from a privileged user ID
where <tsn> is the BS2000 task number associated with the server.
To stop the Broker Security Server from an operator console
where tsn is the BS2000 task number associated with the server.
To stop the Broker Security Server from a non-privileged user ID
Enter the following SDF command:
/CALL-PROCEDURE (EXX103.JOBS, STOP-SECURITY-SERVER)
This works from all user IDs in the system.
The Broker Security Server comes with a trace facility that can be used to track the IDs of users logging on to EntireX Broker. It also produces some diagnostic messages that are helpful for problem analysis. By default, no tracing is performed.
To switch on tracing for Broker Security Server
Set up an
SDF variable in the server's job control.
To switch off tracing for Broker Security Server
Set the following in the server's job control.
The Broker Security Server uses a global common memory pool for
communicating with its clients (broker instances). This common memory pool is
established and initialized by the Broker Security Server task. If the pool already
exists, the Broker Security Server will not start. This is possible if a client did
not disconnect correctly or the Broker Security Server is already running. The
message SECE010 "Broker Security Server already active" message is
issued. In such a situation, you can use the
parameter to reconnect the Broker Security Server to the security common memory
pool. The pool is initialized again, and open requests are deleted, which means
that authentication for these clients will fail. The initialization process is
indicated by message SECI004 "Running with FORCE = YES, the security CMP
will be newly initialized".
Before you set
FORCE=YES, make sure that no other
Broker Security Server is running.