• Subject: RE: ODBC Security
  • From: rob@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 16:11:22 -0500


This is supposed to be part of V4R5.  Real field level security.  Before,
under earlier releases, you did some things to the physical file so they
could not read it directly but then only through a logical file.  And then
the logical file would only select certain fields.  Do you need details?


Rob Berendt

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One ongoing question I have about this, and I am interested in suggestions,
is how can you limit access to specific fields using ODBC. I hope it does
not involve increasing my security level from 30.

I have an item master file that contains an item description and a cost.
While I want some users to be able to access the basic item information, I
don't want them to view costs. (This is a typical situation that can be
applied to many files). Is there a way to limit visibility on specific
fields in the file with ODBC?

As Rob said, green screens were much easier to secure -- but ODBC and Excel
really makes some reports easy for the users.

Patrick Shrader



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> From:   rob@dekko.com [SMTP:rob@dekko.com]
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> This message comes up on the list all the time.  Nice to see you're
> concerned.
>
> Standard option is to have all files owned by a user who is NOT a group
> profile.  Have *PUBLIC have no authority, or *EXCLUDE,  to any file.
Then
> change all of your 5250/batch/etc programs to use adopted authority of
the
> object owner.  I have an former coworker who had to implement this
> solution
> at his current place of employment.  Now comes the final question:  How
do
> you let the people who really use ODBC and who have a legitimate reason,
> to
> access these files?  After all we don't want to limit the 400 to green
> screen only, do we?
>
> The solutions may be numerous.  I am kind of anxious to here those.
>
>
> Rob Berendt
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> How does everyone deal with security on the 400 and the ability to use
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> If production files are set to public authority to *change, what can I
> do.  users don't have access to manipulate the data from the AS/400 (I
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> taken all those ways away).  But even if a user with basically no
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