Security Features

In the CA IDMS environment, use of the CA ADS compilers and use of the CA ADS applications that you develop with the compilers can be secured.
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In the CA IDMS environment, use of the CA ADS compilers and use of the CA ADS applications that you develop with the compilers can be secured.
Compiler Security
Use of the CA ADS compilers can be secured through the CA IDMS central security system at various levels, such as at the task level and at the program level. A dictionary that the compiler accesses can be secured as a database.
For more information about CA IDMS central security, see the
CA IDMS Security Administrating section
.
Use of the CA ADS compilers to access particular dictionary entities can also be controlled. You can secure access to dictionaries that the CA ADS compilers access using DDDL statements.
Application Security
Use of CA ADS applications can be secured through CA IDMS central security at various levels, such as at the task level, the program level, and the activity level. Databases that the application accesses, including dictionaries, can be secured.
CA ADS security classes are used when activities are secured in CA IDMS. You can also specify a security class for the CA ADS application and security classes for application responses. At runtime, the application issues a request for a security check when a user tries to execute an application or an application response for which you have specified a security class. If activity security has been enabled, CA IDMS central security checks to see whether the user has authority to execute the activity whose activity number matches the security class. For more information about CA IDMS activity security, see the
CA IDMS Security Administrating section
.
When you define an CA ADS application, you can specify that the user must sign on to the application in order to execute it.