• Subject: Re: Programmer Authorities
  • From: "Catherine Wilbur"<cwilbur@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Sep 1997 10:01:19 -0400

Tim Shepherd stated:

> How do other sites restrict their programming staff? Do you
> allow them *JOBCTL or (shock horror) *ALLOBJ authority? Do they
> have access to live programs and data or is there some form of
> change control? etc...

We have a total of 50 co-workers that work in Computing Services of which
approx. 30 are programmers.  But only 3.0 programmers on staff are
responsible for the AS/400.  Two have access to the live data and 1.0 do
not.  The two that do have access to the live data/programs need that
capability because they are responsible for fixing day to day application
problems that the client cannot fix.  These two programmers have the main
responsibility with maintaining 3rd party Financial software, implementing
changes, providing new functionality, user training, etc.

The way we monitor this is that these two programmers sit on a
committee as part of the Finance department project team.  A person from
Finance is the project leader on the team.  Is a unique situation but
me IT WORKS.  I am one of those two programmers.

The third programmer (.5) is responsible for just the AS/400 upgrades,
, performance monitoring, and overall maintanenace on the AS/400 (that all
does with the AS/400).  This person does not have access to any live data.

The fourth person (.5) is just responsible for our AS/400 security (this is

all he does with the AS/400).  This person does not have access to any live

Catherine Wilbur                                       phone:  1-253-3000
ext. 2745
Senior Application Programmer                 fax:   1-519-973-7083
Computing Services                                 email:
University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario

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