• Subject: Re: User can't delete file
  • From: "R. Bruce Hoffman, Jr" <rbruceh@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 13:02:17 -0400

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Langston <jlangston@conexfreight.com>
To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com' <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Date: Sunday, October 24, 1999 2:53 AM
Subject: User can't delete file

>We have 2 users that use this procedure, anna and rod, rod's user group
>is anna.

This is the start of your problem. The users are not on equal footing.

>When Rod runs the procedure, everything is fine and dandy.
>When Anna runs the procedure after Rod does, an error occurs saying she
>is not allowed to delete the file.
>Rod can delete the file if anna creates it, but anna can not delete the
>file if rod
>creates it.

Since Rod belongs to the Anna group, he has authority to the objects of that
group. Anna however, does NOT have authority to objects created by members
of the group. Why? If you look at Rod's user profile, I am sure you will
find that the OWNER parameter is set to *USRPRF (this is the default.)

Normally, you would set up a group profile and make BOTH Rod and Anna
members of that group. Then you can change the owner parameter on each of
Rod's and Anna's profiles to be *GRPPRF. This makes objects created by
either Rod or Anna, owned by the group and not either Rod or Anna and thus,
both Rod and Anna, being part of the same group, each has the appropriate
authority to delete the files created by the other.

>I do notice that Anna is *SYSOPR and Rod is *SECADM (noticing that,
>i didn't create this account, I think I'm going to lower him down to

This is NOT the problem. *SECADM is NOT *SECOFR and does not convey *ALLOBJ
R. Bruce Hoffman, Jr.
 -- IBM Certified AS/400 Professional System Administrator
 -- IBM Certified AS/400 Professional Network Administrator

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