Using the z/OS System Authorization Facility
SSH Tectia Server for IBM z/OS supports X.509 certificates and RSA keys managed by the z/OS System Authorization Facility (SAF). See Server Authentication and User Authentication. If SAF keys are going to be used, the users need permissions to access the relevant facilities.
SSH Tectia Server for IBM z/OS uses the Integrated Cryptographic Services Facility (ICSF) if the
UseCryptoHardware configuration variable allows it (see Section Crypto Hardware Support) or keys and certificates are stored in the System Authorization Facility (SAF) and the keys are of type ICSF or PCICC (see Creating Server Host Key in SAF and Creating User Keys in SAF). SAF will control the use of cryptographic services if the
CSFSERV class is activated and will control the access to cryptographic keys if the
CSFKEYS class is activated.
When using SAF private keys, the server or client user needs access to the
CSFDSG resource in the
CSFSERV class. The private keys can be secured by permitting access to a resource in the
CSFKEYS class. The name of the resource is the label of the key in the ICSF key database.
See the chapter "Controlling Who Can Use Cryptographic Keys and Services" in the z/OS ICSF Administrator's Guide for instructions on how to use generic resource names, how to give permissions to user groups and connect users to groups, and how to define auditing.
The users (including the
SSHD2 user) must have at least READ access to the
IRR.DIGTCERT.LISTRING facility. If a user needs access to a key ring belonging to another user, he must have UPDATE access to the facility. This case will arise when using a
KnownHostsEkProvider for checking host certificates, because host certificates are best entered as SITE keys and are not owned by the verifier.