I don't know of an "EASY" way to implement object level security on the
as400.  Once you start implementing security it is a never-ending array
of duties and considerations.  Depending on your size, you may need to
hire a 'Security officer'.
But being you refer to relatively small green-screen application, I
would recommend using a group profile(s) to restrict the lanes by which
other profiles may access application data.  Once you have that in
place, you'll just need to consider which profile is appropriate for
what 'lane' of access for your application data.

As for the ODBC access, there are a number of vendors that provide tools
to manage ODBC (and other client/server) access via exit point programs.

Rob Berendt compiled a faq list of exit-point security vendors at:

http://faq.midrange.com/data/cache/198.html

Elvis



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