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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Security
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 6, 2017

Enhancement to DLTUSRPRF command function

DLTUSRPRF is a common OS400 command. The change object owner is a basic and often required parameter function of this command. It should not matter if the owned object is an IFS object. IBM should understand the client desire and need to have this option function as it was intended in conjunction with the DLTUSRPRF command.


Use Case:

delete profiles of terminated employees
delete profiles that are old and have not been used
delete profiles that are duplicates


Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    May 28, 2019

    Sorry for the long delay. The external response two years ago was incorrectly made as an internal to IBM only response. That response follows:

    The background for this DLTUSRPRF change request is related to the IFS file system authority checking and the fact that IFS does not honor program adopted authority. The IFS authority checking will not be changed to honor adopted authority as the security support is built upon POSIX file system security semantics and IBM i must maintain these semantics. The work around for for the IFS is to use the profile swap APIs (QSYGETPH and QWTSETP) in order to elevate authority within an application (rather than relying on program adopted authority).

  • Guest
    Nov 8, 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 - Client

    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 - Client