Dean Asmussen ( wrote:

>This is how IBM defines field-level security, although other platforms
>provide more economical means to do so.  How would you disallow physical file
>access by a program using embedded SQL?

This can be done by placing physical files in their own library that has
public authority *EXCLUDE. The logicals remain in a normal production
library. Users can still see the logical files, but only IDs
specifically authorised to the PF library can see the physicals. This
technique can also be used to block the compiler's access to the
physical files and therefore guarantee that programs can only be built
over logical files. DBAs should love it. Power. Power.  :-)

The downside of this of course is that you now have a cross library
dependency and you have to make sure that you restore libraries in the
correct order.

Dave Kahn - TCO, Tengiz, Kazakstan

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