"Also, if someone did get access to IFM files, they would retire before they
got useful data."

AMEN, Bob!

         -- Joan

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Tenney [mailto:bobtenney@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2003 8:32 AM
To: MAPICS ERP System Discussion
Subject: Re: security ??? anyone ???


Jeff, I have two thoughts on your e-mail

1--When you block command line access, users can still get back-door access
by typing *wrksplf. So you are likely to have only the illusion of security.
In my view this is worse than no security.

2--IFM's security lets you control access by user and function. I realize
that IFM may be overkill in this case, but if security is "driving the bus"
then it is a much better way to go. Also, if someone did get access to IFM
files, they would retire before they got useful data.

Bob Tenney
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Snyder" <jeffreygsnyder@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <mapics-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2003 7:55 AM
Subject: Re: security ??? anyone ???


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> From: "Jeff Snyder" <jeffreygsnyder@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: MAPICS ERP System Discussion <mapics-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: mapics-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: security
> Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 16:47:12 -0500
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> hey group,
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>   I am working with a sm privately held co, that has decide to put the 
> G/L pkg on the AS400,mapics XA rel 6.0.
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>   We can secure thru mapics CAS. but was looking for ideas about 
> securing the I.T. Staff... with regular users i can eliminate the cmd 
> line , etc... but the board, is asking about the I.T. staff, 
> particulary GELMAS, and TEMGEN.
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> any thoughts would be appreciated.
>
> thanks
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> Jeff Snyder,  CPIM
> Mapics consultant
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