This isn't what you asked, but my first thought was if a hosting company
did _not_ give me my own partition for isolation, I would have no interest
in that hosting company.

On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 12:39 PM, e-mail s44b1443 <s44b1443@xxxxxxxxxxxx>


The obvious answer to this would be to use Logical Partitioning and two
partitions but does anyone know of a tool that can effectively secure a
single partition so that two customers could operate on the same partition
completely independently?

I know that I can use in built security to secure libraries, IFS, output
queues etc...but this will require manual setup and maintenance.

Why would I want to do this? my company is looking to provide a hosted
solution and since most of the cost with a hosting provider is the charge
for managing an IBM i partition then to make it more attractive to our
customers I've been asked whether a tool is available to easily allow us to
securely run multiple customers on a single partition.

The software product uses a combination of web (via in built HTTP server)
and traditional 5250 emulation. All of the admin work a customer would
undertake, e.g. creating users, would be via 5250 emulation. We believe we
can modify our software to cater for this scenario but it will be a lengthy
exercise and couldn't be resourced until way in the future.

I have already stated that I believe such a tool will not exist but I'm
having to investigate to make sure.

Anyone know of such a tool?

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