Like I pointed out recently - some bloke here changed the BPCS menu program
to be owned by SSA and *owner so that affects every program below it.

Rob Berendt
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Benjamin Franklin

                    "Simon Coulter"
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                    midrange-l-admin@mi       Subject:     Re: Service program 
authority adoption

                    01/24/2002 10:38 PM
                    Please respond to

Hello David,

You wrote:
>In general yes, unless the program specifies useadpaut(*no).

USEADPAUT(*NO) controls what happens above the caller.  As in:

           PGMA  -- adopts QGOD
             calls PGMB which says USEADPT(*NO) therefore doesn't have QGOD
                   (unless it adopts QGOD itself)

The system does support the ability to stop called programs from adopting
via a propogate authority attribute but Rochester haven't seen fit to
expose that.  I keep asking for it but I guess I'm alone.  You see my view
is that it is the caller's responsibility to determine whether inherited
authority is available to the callee, NOT the callee's job to say thanks
for the God-like rights but I really don't want them.  That way programs
that call exit programs can ensure that the exit program runs only with
the user's real authorities.  The current mechanism is simply

>There are some exceptions that can be significant, like triggers,
>which end adoption.

I didn't know that.  I can understand a trigger not inheriting adopted
authority from earlier in the stack but I doubt they stop the trigger
itself from adopting authority via USRPRF(*OWNER).  Hmm, I can feel an
investigation coming on -- it'll have to wait a bit though ... I'm busy!

Simon Coulter.

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