Bill -

User class on the user profile has little impact on security. It controls
options displayed on IBM menus and initially populates special authorities
when the user profile is created.

It is more important to look at special authorities, group membership (as
defined in the user profile), and any authority list that the user is
assigned to.

I would consider deleting the user profile and creating a new one from
scratch. Chances are good that, over time in IT, he/she has accumulated
authority to things that you may not be aware of. He/she is no longer an
IT person and probably has no reason to have that level of authority. If
you have a group profile or authority list that provides default access for
"ordinary users", put the user in that one. If the user owns a personal
library and it's contents, he/she can totally control anything in that


Steve McKay
(205) 585-8424

On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 11:06 AM Howie, Bill <BHowie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hello all,

We have a rather unique security situation on our system. We have someone
who is in senior management now who used to be in the IT department. His
access to the system remains pretty high, basically what it was when he was
in the IT group. We are starting to pare that down. We basically would
like to create almost a "silo" setup for him, where he can do stuff in his
own library but not put anything into production without our knowledge.
Right now he has a *PGMR user class and limit capabilities is set to "NO".
The issue in my mind is that even if we set up a "silo" for him
(basically, I think, just his own library) and don't change any of the
other things, like limiting his capabilities, then we won't really be able
to restrict him at all. Conversely, if we do limit his capabilities on his
user profile, then he wouldn't be able to do certain things even within his
own library.

Anyone else have this kind of situation before? What are everyone's
thoughts on ways to handle this? All input is, as always, appreciated.

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