Hi, Jonn:

What does the *PUBLIC authority look like?

Who (what user profile) is the "owner"?

Also, look at the containing directories with the same option "9" ...

The way the IFS works, when you create a new stream file in a directory, it inherits the authority attributes from the containing directory. So, you should be able to set *PUBLIC to *R for the directories, and that should cause new stream files to inherit *PUBLIC *R (read-only) authority.

Is that what you are after?

(Of course, you will have to adjust the authorities for all existing stream files. You can use the CHGAUT command to do that, for example, by specifiying a pattern for the object name, e.g.:


Does that help?

All the best,

Mark S. Waterbury

> On 8/30/2012 4:03 PM, John Candidi wrote:
If a enter the user id using a 9 at main dir dir 1,it places 3rd on the list behind public and the owner and still allows me to edit the document. I'm know I'm missing the big picture here.

John A. Candidi
American European Insurance Group
IT Systems, Application and Support Manager, CSO
Office (856-779-6915)
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Subject: Re: Group authority question

Hi John,

How are these notes stored? Each one in a separate directory? Or separate file? Or are they all stored in a single file?

What kind of authorities does the document editing software assign to the documents? Does it assign the owner/group? If so, how does that work/ In any case, what sort of authorities does the owner group and public get? Or... if you want to use authorization list, then can it assign these? WIll ir properly maintain the authorization list each time a document is edited?

I think you can see where I'm struggling. I know a lot about the IFS -- but I don't know anything about your document software and how it uses the IFS. That makes it really hard to answer your questions.

On 8/30/2012 12:56 PM, John Candidi wrote:
Can I restrict that user from editing the document using some kind of
authorization list or group profile and what parameter in that profile
would help me limit them to read only

I appreciate any help and thank you all in advance.

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