ALOCPRIV parameter

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Allocate privilege requirement


Default value
Parameter type
Where set
On User 0's parameter line or reset by system manager
Related products
Model 204 V6.1 or earlier


The type of data set that a user other than a system manager or system administrator can allocate or release using the ALLOCATE or FREE command

Valid settings of ALOCPRIV follow (options can be summed):

Valid settingsALOCPRIV action
1 Sequential data sets beginning with the prefix OUT (USE data sets)
2 Sequential data sets beginning with the prefix TAPE (deferred update data sets)
4 Direct access data sets (Model 204 files)

If ALOCPRIV is set to 4, users are limited to SCOPE=USER data sets.

The default setting, 0, restricts all ALLOCATE and FREE functions to a system manager or a system administrator.

For more information, see ALLOCATE: Dynamically allocate data sets for z/OS and z/VM.