• Subject: Re: LIMITING Programmer ACCES TO LIVE DATA
  • From: boothm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2000 10:40:34 -0500

The other part of this equation is the protection for the new guy - 
contractor or employee.  The new guy is at the bottom of the totem pole. 
Everyone wants him or her to be the scape goat.  It is so much nicer to be 
out of that loop when things do go awry.
_______________________
Booth Martin
boothm@earth.goddard.edu
http://www.spy.net/~booth
_______________________




Larry Bolhuis <lbolhui@ibm.net>
Sent by: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
01/05/2000 11:22 PM
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> I disagree. It is so so easy to make mistakes. 

  With this statement I agree.

> A new person, contractor or
> not, is even more likely than other folks to make errors that can delete
> production programs or files.

  Here I must disagree.  A new programmer or contractor is going to be 
much more
careful than the long time programmer who is 'Sure' that he is in the 
correct
library. 

  Where I have had influence in setting up programmer environments I have 
always
used Two user profiles.  One authorized for programming and to READ 
production
data, and the other authorized to update production data.  There is a 
great
feeling of relief when you get 'not authorized' to DELETE FROM SOMETABLE 
WHERE
SOMFLD='X' because you just realized your library list was not what you 
thought
it was!!

 - Larry

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