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Thanks everyone for the feedback on this.

I walked away from this for a while to allow it to sink in and I will be
honest, the idea of using the profile handles for what I am doing worries
me.

Three reminders about the problem.
1) These are always objects, never actual "IFS files". I am only using the
IFS naming because of the MOV command.
2) I am using MOV because I need to move and rename the objects and MOV
lets me do this in one step without risking conflicts with either name in
either library.
3) The problem is that I don't have the authority that I need to the object
that I am issuing the MOV against and the IFS won't adopt authority of the
program doing the MOV.

After clearing my brain by eating some pizza, it hit me. The program (which
will end up adopting *ALLOBJ authority) will never try to MOV an object that
has authority granted to an individual profile (it will always be controlled
by the group profiles) so the work around that I came up with is to grant
*ALL to the executing profile, MOV the object, and then revoke the authority
from the profile.

So far, it is working fine.

Anybody know of any hidden eggs with this concept that I have not stumbled
over yet which would cause this to break?

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Subject: RE: Failure to adopt authority

I believe QSECOFR.

Look at it this way. You connect to your system using a file share or odbc.
The job user is QUSER or something like that. However if you create a new
file in that share you own it and not QUSER.
That job is using a profile handle to your user id.


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Because I'm being lazy and not wanting to create a test program to find this
answer...

If I am signed on as JSMITH and swap the profile handle to QSECOFR and then
create an object, is the object created by and/or owned by JSMITH or
QSECOFR?

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Subject: Re: Failure to adopt authority

This is most likely because the IFS "no workie" with adopted authority.

You need to use the QSYGETPH, QWTSETP and QSYRLSPH APIs to temporarily
change the current job to run "as" a user profile (like QSECOFR) that has
sufficient authority over the IFS directories and files in question, because
the IBM i IFS (Unix-like) APIs do not "adopt" authority.

Note that you probably need to be adopting authority to have authority to
swap profiles, so you are half way there. :-)

Hope that helps,

Mark S. Waterbury


On Thursday, May 19, 2022, 03:05:27 PM EDT, <smith5646midrange@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

I have to be overlooking something and I'm hoping one of you will see it.



I have an SQLRPGLE program named SCRTEST. It is owned by QSECOFR and is
USRPRF(*OWNER);



In the program it needs to execute the below MOV command which is built on
the fly. FYI - I'm using MOV because I can rename the file and move it to a
different library at the same time.



MOV OBJ('/QSYS.LIB/OLDLIB.LIB/OLDFILE.FILE')
TOOBJ('/QSYS.LIB/NEWLIB.LIB/NEWFILE.FILE')



I have tried calls using both system() and QCMDEXC().



If I run the program with the QSECOFR profile, both versions work. If I run
it with a *USER profile, both versions fail.



What am I missing? Do system() and QCMDEXC() not pass the adopted authority
to the command that they call? If not, is there a different command that
does?





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