I'm reciting this from memory, so it may not be an exhaustive list, but
if I recall correctly there were somewhere around 8 commands shipped
with the operating system that are available to limited users.  Let's
see which ones I can remember, and then we'll see if others can chime in
with any I may have missed.


Of these, SIGNOFF is virtually essential, and the three "DSP" and the
SNDMSG command are relatively inconsequential risk (assuming you are
doing appropriate tightening elsewhere, as you have said).  STRPCO is
risky, and probably completely unnecessary, and, absent a specific
reason to leave them open, the WRKENVVAR and WRKMSG could afford to be
restricted as well.

This list only includes commands that are allowed by Limited Capability
users as shipped from the factory.  You may have more OS commands or
application commands that have been opened to Limited Capability users
as well.  There is at least one commercial product (uh, why yes, that
would be a PowerTech product :) ) that will show you this list quickly
in a single report (and help you ensure that the list stays constant),
but I am not aware of any automated facility in the OS that will track
this parameter for you.



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From: security400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:security400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Turnidge, Dave
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 11:19 AM
To: Security Administration on the AS400 / iSeries
Subject: [Security400] Commands for Limited Users

I am trying to get a handle on security on our systems,
and have now
arrived at "Commands for Limited Users." I have an Excel
which has all the commands in this category on our

First, I would like to know what are the commands for
limited users that
come with the system as shipped from IBM. Second, do you
agree with that
list? I.e., should there be ANY commands available to
limited users?

I await your reply.

Thank you,


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