Configuring macro-based automation in a z/OS and DCAS environment

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The DCAS is a TCP/IP server application that runs on OS/390 V2R10 and later (z/OS included). It interfaces with a Security Access Facility (SAF)-compliant server product to assist with express logon services such as Certificate-based Web Express Logon. In this example, this SAF-compliant server product is IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF).
Web Express Logon supports two different models for z/OS and DCAS environments—one in which users are identified via a network security application and one in which users are identified via client certificates (called Certificate-based Web Express Logon). The configuration steps defined in this chapter cover both models with certain information that is specific to Certificate-based Web highlighted with the following icon:
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Refers to information that is specific to Certificate-based Web Express Logon.
The following steps show you how to edit and deploy the CMS provided with Z and I Emulator for Web, create an SSL key database so that Z and I Emulator for Web can communicate with the DCAS, and use the Deployment Wizard to create your HTML file, configure your 3270 host session, and record your login macro. In a certificate-based environment, you must also configure your HTTP server as well as the browser and Java 2 keystore on each Z and I Emulator for Web client. In a non-certificate-based environment, you must configure your network security application and create your HCM database. Both models require you to configure the Digital Certificate Access Server (DCAS).
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For more information about configuring Z and I Emulator for Web clients for HTTPS and client authentication, refer to the Planning, Installing, and Configuring Z and I Emulator for Web guide located in the Z and I Emulator for Web Information Center at Start > Programs > HCL Z and I Emulator for Web > Information Center or on the web at https://zieweb.hcldoc.com/help/index.jsp.
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Steps 5–8 are designed for administrators who are planning to use the Deployment Wizard to create the HTML file, configure the host session to use Web Express Logon, and record the Web Express Logon macro all in one sitting. However, you may decide to create your HTML file first and then configure your session and create your macro later.