tablesONLINE/CICS Security

This chapter covers security considerations for the tablesONLINE/CICS software product. Dataset security for tableBASE libraries is provided by other products such as RACF, ACF2 and TSS. The chapter describes the system exits used for signon security. Security below signon—at the command, table, row, or field level—is applied using exits controlled through the View. Creation and use of exits at the lower levels is described in the tableBASE Programming Guide.

The tablesONLINE/CICS software system is designed to allow comprehensive security using exits intended for this and other purposes. The security exit programs listed in Table 27 can be called for various tablesONLINE/CICS operations:

Table 27. Security exit programs

Security exit program

When called


At signon/signoff, for tablesONLINE/CICS access control.


At the time of command line processing.


At table open, refresh, store and close, for table-level access control


During data input and output for row-specific processing


During data input/output for setting attributes such as DARK or PROTECT based on data values.