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Page last updated on February 18, 2016.

SafeNet/i PTF Installation Process

SafeNet/i supports distribution of program updates remotely via the Internet. When programs in SafeNet/i are updated or program fixes are required, Kisco Information Systems can send the updates directly to you via the Internet.

When requested, we will send an email to you with an attached file. This file, when loaded into a folder on your system, can be used to post program updates and changes to your copy of SafeNet/i.

Note: Please make sure to read the detailed text of the email that accompanies the PTF file(s) so you are aware of any special instructions that are specific to this PTF.

When you receive a PTF package from Kisco, you will be given an eight character PTF package name. To load and apply the PTF to your system, follow these steps. If you are installing multiple SafeNet/i PTFs at the same time, they MUST be installed in strict numerical sequence.

  1. If this is the first time you are installing a PTF from Kisco, create a folder on your system named KISCO. You can do this with the following command:

    CRTFLR FLR(KISCO)

  2. From a PC that is attached to your System i, move the PTF package file that you received from Kisco into this folder.

    From a Windows client you can simply use a copy function to accomplish this. A command similar to the following would work:

    copy c:\{PTF name} i:\qdls\kisco

    where {PTF name} is the PTF package name assigned to the file.

    To use Operations Navigator, double click ‘File Systems’, 'File Shares', 'QDLS', and then 'KISCO'. At this point you can drag and drop the PTF file into the KISCO folder.

  3. After the PTF file has been copied to the KISCO folder, sign on to any terminal or terminal session as QSECOFR.

  4. Type the following command:

    GO PCSECLIB/INSTALL

  5. When the menu is displayed, select Option 6 – Process Kisco PTF Package. This will prompt the KISPTF command on your terminal session. Enter the eight character name of the PTF package file. Press ENTER and the PTFs will be loaded and applied to your copy of SafeNet/i.

During the PTF installation process, two printouts May be created. One of these i2 be the PTF cover letter documentation and it will always be printed. The other is optional. If printed, it will be a fresh update of the additional documentation topics for all SafeNet/i changes. Kisco recommends that you read These documents before starting to use SafeNet/i again.


PTF Removal Instructions

All Kisco PTFs are loaded so that the prior version of any program object is saved. This allows for the effects of a PTF to be reversed at a later time should a defect be identified in the PTF. If you have installed multiple PTFs, you must not remove a PTF out of sequence. If the PTF to be removed is back level, all subsequent PTFs must also be removed, in inverse sequence.

To remove a PTF, please follow these instructions:

  1. Sign on to your system as a security officer

  2. Examine the original PTF install email message for special conditions. If the PTF required special installation conditions, you must repeat those now before removing the PTF.

  3. Restore the library objects that were in effect prior to the PTF installation by running the following command:

    RSTOBJ OBJ(*ALL) SAVLIB(PCSECLIB) DEV(*SAVF) SAVF(PCSECLIB/PTFnnn) MBROPT(*ALL) ALWOBJDIF(*ALL)

    where nnn is the number associated with the PTF. When this restore is done, the previous objects that the PTF replaced will be restored to your SafeNet/i library.

  4. Remove the PTF library named PCPTFnnn from your system

  5. Rename the *FILE object named PTFnnn in library PCSECLIB to PTFnnnX.

  6. If you took any special actions at step 2 above, you can now resume normal processing.

Once this has been done, the PTF that you wanted to remove will be undone on your system.

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