• Subject: Re: File security
  • From: "James W. Kilgore" <qappdsn@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 11:25:15 -0700
  • Organization: Progressive Data Systems, Inc.

John Hall wrote:

> We are looking for a way to secure our files from ODBC, DFU, File
> Transfer  etc etc


Check out adopted authority.  Some don't like it but you essentially revoke all
authority to all data files to all users. Grant file authority to the creator of
a program, grant the user authority to the program and have the user adopt the
owners authority during the running of the program.

This way even if a user is granted authority to DFU, they are blocked at the 
level.  The only DFU that could be run against a file would have a CL wrapper 
appropriate authorities.

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