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Open MVSAPF Authorization

Programs stored in the HFS are unauthorized by default. Programs can be APF authorized by: Contents supervision rejects attempts to an load unauthorized executable file from a program which is running with APF authorization.

To run APF authorized, a program must:

_BPX_SHAREAS=YES will be ignored if an authorized program is being executed from an unauthorized environment.

APF-authorized programs can invoke SAF services to change identity. However, OS/390 Unix provides some interfaces to certain RACROUTE functions which are not otherwise available without APF authorization.

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