• Subject: RE: ODBC Security
  • From: "Shrader, Patrick" <pshrader@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 17:22:21 -0500

I love the idea of the logicals. I also appreciate everyone's input on this.
It makes sense to create these logicals, and perhaps segment them in a
separate library so that the ODBC connection only has to search one library
list. 

Thanks to all!

Patrick



> -----Original Message-----
> From: rob@dekko.com [SMTP:rob@dekko.com]
> Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2000 4:11 PM
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      RE: ODBC Security
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> 
> 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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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:   rob@dekko.com [SMTP:rob@dekko.com]
> > Sent:   Thursday, November 09, 2000 1:15 PM
> > To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> > Subject:     Re: ODBC Security
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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
> > ODBC?
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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
> > have
> > taken all those ways away).  But even if a user with basically no
> > authority
> > gets on through ODBC they could do anything they want to the database.
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> > What is there you can do?
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