I'm curious about #2, do you know why this is the case?  If you talked to
IBM did they provide any kind of an explanation?

Also, about #3: how many groups are we talking about?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: rob@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:rob@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 1:44 PM
> To: Security Administration on the AS400 / iSeries
> Subject: RE: [Security400] Documenting / Managing iSeries security
> I abhor supplemental groups.  Had a couple of problems with that:
> 1)  Someone started assigning a 'owner' profile as a 
> supplemental group 
> profile.  This 'owner' profile had the special authority of 
> *ALLOBJ.  Thus 
> all the users with this supplemental group had *ALLOBJ.
> Cardinal rule #1-'Owner' profiles should not have any special 
> authorities.
> 2)  Supplemental groups significantly increase the length of 
> your SAVSYS. 
> Increased ours from 4 minutes to 44 minutes.
> 3)  There is a limit to how many supplemental groups one user may be 
> assigned to.  We were actually hitting this.
> Better to use authorization lists wisely.
> Rob Berendt
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