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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Security
Created by Guest
Created on May 24, 2017

Allow users to check IFS object authorities

When developing applications that create files on the IFS, we need to check that the authorities on the files are correct. Currently there is no way to check the authorities on an object unless the user has access to change authorities on the object. Both DSPAUT and WRKAUT require *OBJMGT.

In production, the developers should not be able to delete these files, but they cannot even see the authorities of the files they are creating and have to ask a sys admin to check the authorities.

I would like to see DSPAUT be allowed for users with view access to the file, or the ability to use an SQL service or other tool to display the authorities without being able to change them.

Use Case:

Creating a new program that saves files in an existing production directory. The developer does not have *OBJMGT access to the files in this directory, but cannot check that the authorites on the new file match the authorities of the existing files.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    May 28, 2019

    IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time, so it is being closed.

    We have the same restriction on DSPOBJAUT for non-IFS objects. If the user does not have *OBJMGT and is not the owner of the object, they will only see their authority to the object. DSPAUT will show all of the authorities if you have *OBJMGT or are the owner. It fails with ???not authorized' otherwise, which differs from DSPOBJAUT, but you still don't see all of the authorities on DSPOBJAUT.

  • Guest
    May 16, 2019

    IBM has received the requirement and is evaluating it. IBM will provide a response after evaluation is complete.

  • Guest
    Oct 11, 2017

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Security
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Core OS
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None