One of the 1st things to restrict is the users ability to use Win Explorer
or other
such tools to "roam" thru the entire system (the ifs is all files systems,
the QSYS.LIB file system). IBM supplies an auth list call QPWFSERVER
that controls Explorer type functions. A user authorized this auth list can
I would suggest changing to *public authority to *exclude (default is *use).
This will not stop Ops Nav exploring, but normal users should not have
btw-any cmd line user with access to wrklnk cmd can do same exploring.
think about commands such as:
del (delete) also rmvlnk and erase
cpy and copy and mov and move and rnm and ren(rename)
all the link commands (go cmdlnk)
secure ftp use (can get & put files into or from the ifs)

this is a very long subject and have barely scratched the surface.
read Implementing AS/400 Security by Carol Woodbury & Wayne Madden
read the Tips & Tools for Securing Your AS/400 (previous releases or
now lost in the cd.
Check out Security Advisor in Ibm's Tech Studio

Very short story - am in the process of cleaning up at a customer, where a
net tech loaded Ops Nav on the receptionist pc, she stayed 2 months and
Somehow her profile now owns several major directories in the ifs, including
(this customer never wanted to spend the time for a truly secure system)
jim franz

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joel Fritz" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 5:49 PM
Subject: RE: Securing the IFS

> The simple answer is: "lots of ways." <g>
> At the simplest level you can use either wrkaut or ops nav to set up
> permissions on files, directories, and shares.  Depending on how your
> security is set up you can do all sorts of things with groups. I suspect
> there may be something you can do with the netserver shares from the
> NT/w2k/xp side also.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Wills, Mike N. (TC) []
> > Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 2:18 PM
> > To: Midrange - Tech (E-mail)
> > Subject: Securing the IFS
> >
> >
> > How do I secure the IFS folders? We have just started to really take
> > advantage of it and I would like to make sure the users can
> > only see what we
> > let them. We are on V4R5 and our users are on CA or CAE (we
> > user both).
> >
> > Mike Wills
> > Taylor Corporation
> > IT Corporate Support
> >
> > Phone: (507) 386-3187
> >
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