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Status Future consideration
Workspace WebSphere Liberty
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 17, 2021

Add a parameter to BBOC START_SRVR commands to define the BBO$ user id for CICS WOLA Link Server Task

We are using BBOC START_SRVR commands to start the WOLA Link Server Tasks (BBO$) in our CICS regions.

Currently, there is no parameter to define the user id, under which BBO$ is running.

So, if we start the Link Server Task during the CICS startup, the PLTPI user is used and if we start the Link Server Task manually, it is running under the submitter's user id.

Please add an additional parameter to the BBOC START_SRVR commands to provide a user id for the BBO$ Link Server Task.

Why is it useful?

The Liberty servers in our test environment are stopped usually and will be started whenever needed by the developers. Thus, the System Automation is calling the BBOC commands to start the Link Server Task in CICS and the task is running under it's user id.

When CICS is restarted while the Liberty server is available, the BBO$ is started during PLTPI and thus running under the CICS region user.

To always use the same user id, we'd like to have a parameter to set the BBO$ user id in the BBOC command.

Idea Priority Medium