IBM z/OS TSS STIG Version Comparison

IBM z/OS TSS Security Technical Implementation Guide


There are 7 differences between versions v7 r3 (July 24, 2020) (the "left" version) and v8 r2 (April 23, 2021) (the "right" version).

Check TSS0-ES-000110 was removed from the benchmark in the "right" version. The text below reflects the old wording.

This check's original form is available here.

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IBM z/OS for PKI-based authentication must use the ESM for key management.

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From the ISPF Command Shell enter: OMVS enter find / -name *.kdb If any files are found, this is a finding.


Without mapping the certificate used to authenticate to the user account, the ability to determine the identity of the individual user or group will not be available for forensic analysis.


Define all Keys/Certificates to the security database. Remove all .kdb files.