The problem with straight object level security is that users are often
allowed to access data only with in a specific context - that is - it's
ok for Jane to access the Inventory file within the context on a well
crafted application program that controls what she can see and change.
But we don't want Jane to change some fields in the file (like re-order
point, etc.).  So *CHANGE authority would not in itself be adequate to
secure the resource.  
  

Correct me if I am wrong, but the proper way to secure this object would 
be to have
*public with *exclude, "/Serviceprofile/" with *all (or as needed) and 
then do a
CHGPGM /pgmname/ USRPRF(*owner) to adopt the service profiles authority.
Then do a CHGOBJOWN OBJ(/pgmname/) OBJTYPE(*PGM) NEWOWN(/Serviceprofile/) 
which will make the owner of the program the service profile.

The net affect is that no users have any access to the file at all.  Not 
via FTP, ODBC, anything.
The service profile has authority to the file.  The user only can modify 
the file within the scope
of the program being called.   Of course, you have to watch out to make 
sure QCMD or
command line is not given with this adoptive authority.  This depends on 
users not having
all object, and system security level being an the proper level.

Edwin



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