• Subject: Re: Changing a User ID?
  • From: "Al Barsa, Jr." <barsa2@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 11:53:32 -0500

At 03:19 PM 11/13/00 -0800, you wrote:
>Brad,
>
>"Stone, Brad V (TC)" wrote:
>
> > I'm asking this for a friend.  I'm not sure what the best way to handle it
> > would be.  Here's the question:
> >
> > > we have a user who got married and changed her last
> > > name - I am trying to
> > > use CHGUSRPRF command to change USERID - but it does
> > > not work,
> > >
> > > am I missing something here?
> >
> > Is there a way to easily just change a user profile so all the system stuff
> > follows it, or you do you have to copy the user profile and do a bunch of
> > housekeeping?
> >
>
>You can't change the UserID name, you have to delete it and recreate it 
>instead.
>
>A typical way to handle this is to crate a new user profile, assign all of the
>owned objects to that new profile, change any internal data files that are 
>keyed
>off of the old profile name, and then delete the old profile.
>
>As Warren Zevon is fond of singing, "It ain't that pretty at all."


There are other techniques that you can use to changing all of the object 
ownership from ID1 to ID2, and also transferring all of the explicit 
authorities.  Most likely that exclusive locks will be required.

Again, not pretty.

Al




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