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From: "Monnier, Gary" <Gary.Monnier@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 14/09/2015 19:20
Subject: RE: Odd security issue with adopted authority
Sent by: "MIDRANGE-L" <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

It was working until Friday and suddenly stopped and nothing has changed?
Hmm. Forgive me if I'm skeptical.

IBM's manual states the following about the CRTUSRPRF...

Restrictions: The user of this command must have:

Security administrator (*SECADM) special authority
Use (*USE) authority to the initial program, initial menu, job
description, message queue, output queue, and attention-key-handling
program (if specified)
Change (*CHANGE) and object management (*OBJMGT) authorities to the
group profile and supplemental group profiles (if specified).

Your adopted authority scheme meets these requirements correct? If so
your program should be working.

Did the program get promoted to production recently? Did the user
profile parameter get changed to *USER or, did the program owner get
changed during the promotion? Maybe an audit stated special authorities
should be removed from the user profile and something was removed? Is
there an exit program in place for exit point QIBM_QSY_CRT_PROFILE?

Gary Monnier

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2015 9:41 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Odd security issue with adopted authority

This has worked for several years, and no recent program change, ptfs, or
profile change that we can detect. It worked up to Friday morning...

Looking at an issue where a program that adopts authority (User profile .
. . . . . . . : *OWNER)
and owner has *ALLOBJ and *SECADM is executing a CRTUSRPRF and not
authorized to the Group Profile of the user to be created.
This is a client job (C#) calling my program

Job . . : QZRCSRVS User . . : QUSER Number . . . : 008237

Message ID . . . . . . : CPF9802 Severity . . . . . . . : 40
Message type . . . . . : Escape
Date sent . . . . . . : 09/14/15 Time sent . . . . . . : 11:4

Message . . . . : Not authorized to object GR_NONXYZ in QSYS.
Cause . . . . . : You do not have the correct authority for object
GR_NONXYZ in library QSYS type *USRPRF.
Recovery . . . : Contact your security officer or the object owner to
obtain the correct authority and try your request again.

This still works in out test partition but not in production.
We allow a select group of users, outside of IT, to manage outside users.

Program still works fine to change or delete profiles. Only CRTUSRPRF
fails .

Any ideas before call IBM?

Jim Franz
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