But, isn't that the point? In our case, all production objects are owned
by one user profile. When a user comes through a menu, they adopt that
owning profile's authority. Outside of the menu, (as in other methods of
access), they don't have authority, unless it is granted individually,
or to a group profile.

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On Behalf Of John Earl
Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006 12:47 PM
To: Security Administration on the AS400 / iSeries
Subject: Re: [Security400] Commands for Limited Users

Edwin,

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.

If you accuse me of being a stickler for detail on this point, I'll
accept the charge, but I would characterize the authorization scheme you
have outlined here is an "adopted authority" scheme rather than an
"object authority" scheme.  To me an object authority scheme is one
where all users of a file are granted authority to that file either
directly, through one of their group profiles, or via an authorization
list, and an adopted authority scheme is one where no users are allowed
direct access to the data unless they go through an approved interface,
and that interface is able to provide the requisite authority to get the
job done.  

I like, and use, adopted authority schemes.  But I don't think they are
the same thing as object authority (maybe that is just my own semantic
bugaboo).  I'm also aware of the limitation that threatens their
obsolescence (the fact that adopted authority is not supported in file
systems other than QSYS.LIB).  Most of the newer web based applications
are use objects in file systems other than QSYS.LIB, so a traditional
adopted authority scheme will not be effective.  

And this is the point that leaves me confused about the whole "object
level security" promotion.  Most of the folks that I have heard promote
OLS as "the correct way" to do secure a System i, don't really mean OLS,
they mean "adopted authority".  But adopted authority has a serious
shortcoming that limits it's usefulness in the file systems that the
majority of new applications would use. 


jte





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