Audit logging under ZDT/CICS and CICS logging

ZDT/CICS uses standard CICS® APIs to process CICS resources. Therefore, any established CICS logging is performed when running ZDT/CICS. However, ZDT/CICS audit logging is completely independent of CICS logging. Therefore, CICS logging (including CICS audit logging) can be used with ZDT/CICS. You could use CICS audit logging as an alternative to using ZDT/CICS audit logging.

Z Data Tools provides two different methods for controlling whether audit records are written for Z Data Tools CICS component. These are described in detail in Alternatives for controlling Z Data Tools CICS auditing.

You should determine which of the two methods is appropriate for your site's requirements.

Use the checklist to determine the customization required for the Z Data Tools CICS audit facility.

Table 1. Checklist for audit customization, ZDT/CICS component. This table lists choices and decisions.
Audit customization choice Decision (Yes|No|Not applicable)
1. Control auditing using the HFM3POPT options module  
2. Control auditing using SAF rules and a member in SYS1.PARMLIB  
3. Control auditing using SAF rules, without any changes to SYS1.PARMLIB  
4. Audit records are to be written to a data set  
5. Audit records are to be written to SMF  

For choices 1 to 3, you should answer YES for one choice only. Mark the other two choices as 'Not applicable'.

If you answer YES for choice 1, you can answer YES for one of choices 4 and 5. Mark the other choice as 'Not applicable'.

If you answer YES for choices 2 or 3, you can answer YES for one or both of choices 4 and 5. If you answer YES for both choices you are implementing dual-logging, which is only available with SAF-controlled auditing.

Once you have completed the checklist, use the table below to identify the customization that is required for each customization choice. Only complete the customization if your decision was "YES" in the checklist.

Table 2. Customization steps for audit customization choices. This table lists choices and related actions.
Customization choice Sections to complete
1. Control auditing using the HFM3POPT options module
2. Control auditing using SAF rules and a member in SYS1.PARMLIB
3. Control auditing using SAF rules, without any changes to SYS1.PARMLIB
4. Audit records are to be written to a data set
5. Audit records are to be written to SMF