07-26-2017 03:14 PM
I have two versions of SAS running on a z/OS v2.1 system; v9.1.3 and v9.2. The doc isn't precise but seems to say that although
these versions will support OpenSSH (Ported Tools for z/OS) for encryption, they do not support the FIPS-140 standard without the
addition of the separately licensed and installed SAS/SECURE product. My other choice would be to migrate to v9.4 at which the SAS/SECURE product is part of the SAS/Base code.
Is my understanding correct?
Thanks in Advance!
08-03-2017 08:02 AM
you will need SAS/SECURE indeed, on any operating system, indeed. I do not think you need to upgrade to 9.4 due to this reason (just be sure you get this module). But it is also true it is a good idea to migrate/upgrade to get full level of support from SAS.
In other hand, I am not quite sure if FIPTS-140 is even possible on z/OS. I have seen documentation for Unix/Linux and Windows systems only.
Perhaps it would be a good idea to share this question with SAS technical support.