Suggest you learn SQL. It is the foundation language for getting at any data
in any relational database management system. This applies to ANY of IBM's
DB2s, goes way beyond the System i5 to ORACLE, SQL/Server and many, many, many
more RDBMs. It is MUCH more powerful and universal than CL and is a lot
easier to use and more universal than RPG (unless you have template programs
already built) for presenting data on the screen or as a report.


David Odom

"Burns, Bryan" <Bryan_Burns@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 6/13/2007 07:24 >>>
Well, I anticipated locks so I did the GRTOBJAUT on a Sunday when users aren't
on the system and it actually worked better than I thought it would have
(Authority given to 5886, not given to 49). The joblog shows some items
couldn't be granted authority because they were "in use" (locks). I suspect
that's why 49 items were not given the authority.
So some way or another, I'll figure out how to add authority to the 49 items.
But what about the future? How can I ensure new items are given a *USE for

Don't know SQL but maybe I should learn it before I tackle more in-depth CL or
basic RPG?


-----Original Message-----
From: security400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:security400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Turnidge, Dave
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 8:57 AM
To: Security Administration on the AS400 / iSeries
Subject: Re: [Security400] Private authority report

I want to repeat an earlier comment about "locks". If you have objects
that are in use when you do your GRTOBJAUT, the command will fail on
those objects. Therefore, you need to schedule that action.

Do you know how to use SQL? If so, you could dump your information to
temporary files and examine them without having to do any "programming."

Object level security takes some level of organization, but is well
worth the effort - especially when compared with the alternative...


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:security400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Burns, Bryan
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 3:40 PM
To: Security Administration on the AS400 / iSeries
Subject: Re: [Security400] Private authority report

I did that by searching for "in use" but would have to search 49 times.
And I only got a job log because I had time to request one while it the
GRTOBJAUT was running. Hate to think where I'd be without a joblog.
I'd also hate to implement object level security if it's so difficult to
get such a list.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:security400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of John Earl
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 3:32 PM
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Absent a Vendor provided security tool that will list the authorities of
objects in the library, you can review your joblog to see which items
were not changed.


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-----Original Message-----
om] On Behalf Of Burns, Bryan
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 12:36 PM
To: security400@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Security400] Private authority report

USER(ODBCUSER) AUT(*USE) and the joblog shows "Authority given to 5886

objects. Not given to 49 objects". How can I get a list of just the
49 files in library AMFLIBE that weren't given authority?

The files for most of the 5886 objects that were given authority look
like this:

User Authority

I need a list of just the 49 files in library AMFLIBE in which
ODBCUSER has no private authority.

Bryan Burns
IBM Certified Specialist - iSeries System Command Operations
V5R2 M.I.S. Department ECHO, Incorporated

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