• Subject: RE: QPJOBLOG security
  • From: Evan Harris <spanner@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 04 Nov 2000 07:42:45 +1300

At 09:19 AM 11/3/00 -0500, you wrote:

> >
> > 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.

You might find that operational assistant (the attention key thing) and 
also the system request menu provide the users a way to get at their spool 
files, unless you already have this covered.

Evan Harris

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