• Subject: RE: QPJOBLOG security
  • From: "Jill Gallagher" <jmg1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2000 09:19:44 -0500
  • Importance: Normal

> Because of the crazy way that spool file security works, your
> users will still be
> able to delete their own spool files by issuing the WRKSPLF,
> etc. commands.  Sure, you can secure the OUTQ, but the user
> doesn't have to go
> through the OUTQ to get to the spool file (It's a bit of an odd
> relationship, but
> the spool file doesn't actually live in the OUTQ, it lives in a
> multimember file
> named something like QSPL/Q04079N001).  Any tool that gives them
> access to their
> spool files without directly referencing the OUTQ (such as the mentioned
> commands, Ops Nav, etc) will give the user the opportunity to
> delete those spool
> files. simply because they own those spool files.  It's on eof
> those quirks of
> AS/400 security.
> jte

That's good to know.  I hadn't realized that.  Our users work from menus and
can't get to either their own spool files or a command line.  It was mainly
for the operators so we could keep their joblogs in case of problems to
figure out what happened.  I'll have to take a look at that and see if there
is another way to secure those from them.



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