Permissions in Z/OS

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I'm trying to change permissions of data sets with the permit command in the ISPF Command Shell, but I'm receiving an error like "ICH06004I IBM0428.RACF.UPDATE NOT DEFINED TO RACF." What is going wrong?
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You are trying to alter the RACF profile IBM0428.RACF.UPDATE, but that profile does not exist.

ICH06004I
profile-name NOT DEFINED TO RACF
Explanation:

The specified profile name is not defined to RACF.
Note:
If you enter the PERMIT command for a fully qualified generic profile (one whose name has no generic characters), but you do not specify the GENERIC operand, RACF issues this message. This occurs because, without the GENERIC operand, RACF looks for a discrete profile of that name. For example, if there is a fully qualified generic profile named ABC.DATA, and you enter the following command:

PERMIT 'ABC.DATA' ACCESS(READ) ID(JOE)

RACF looks for a discrete profile named ABC.DATA and, if there is none, issues this message (ICH06004I ABC.DATA NOT DEFINED TO RACF). To identify for RACF the generic profile, specify the GENERIC operand as follows:

PERMIT 'ABC.DATA' ACCESS(LEE) GENERIC

Likewise, when using the FROM operand to copy an access list from a fully qualified generic profile, specify the FGENERIC operand to identify the fully qualified generic profile to RACF.

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Commented:
I've tried keyword 'generic' and nothing's happening. What's going on?
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Have you created any profiles that may include that DSN (either specific or generic) yet?

That is do you have a generic profile that covers IBM0428.* or IBM0428.RACF.*?
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How do you create a profile?
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Commented:
Do you have RACF special?

I'm not a RACF admin, so I don't know the exact command. For what RACF functions I need to do, I just use the panels.

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Thank you for your help.

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