You are entering the realm of object level security. A fun and exciting place to be.

One way to restrict a user profile to read is to allow data access through programs only. This is not dissimilar from the n-tier server concept. Users are authorized to execute programs and program owners are authorized to access tables/files/data areas/etc.

Utilizing group profiles is a method for "grouping" users by function. In the above scenario one group can access programs another can access data. You also automatically restrict someone from using network access, such as SQL or FTP, from obtaining or changing your data.

As Rob stated authorization lists make assigning authorizations easier. Secure your programs with authorization lists and secure your data objects with authorization lists.

What I said may make security sound simplistic. It is once you have everything worked out. Working it out takes thought and effort.

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From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Chella R
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 5:07 AM
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Subject: Read Only Access Profile


I have a requirement to create read-only profile. So the expectation is the profile which would be created, should not be able to write/update/delete records from files in any library of the application. They should only be able to read the records. Can you please suggest how this could be achieved? I have tried few options like RVKOBJAUT command, but I can't use this on all the objects of all the libraries.

Thanks/Best Regards
Chella Govindarajan R,

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