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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Security
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 4, 2018

Add Parm for STRAUTCOL to allow for more object types have their minimum needed authority collected.

i understand that the type of objects that are allowed to be selected for authority collection is, for performance/chatter reasons, narrow.
I propose adding another parm along the lines of the "Include DLO" and "Include file system objects" the would allow for "Including additional object types"

Use Case:

I was trying to use Authority collection to find out the minimum amount of authority needed to allow a "non-operations" user to use option 10 to submit a job scheduler job.
I was specifically getting AF entries in the audit journal for the jobschedule USER() parm.
*USRPRF is not an option for Authority collections.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Oct 31, 2018

    Authority checks that are made by system programs during job start/end may not be reflected in the authority collection data if the system code is running in a system job or system thread and under a system user profile. As an example, many of the authority checks for submitting a job are made within a system job or system thread. Because of this, the authority collection cannot be done because the system job/thread is running under a system user profile and not the user profile of a "user" (checks are made on behalf of a user by the system... but not in the job running under the end user).

    The authority required to submit a job can be found in the Authority required for objects used by commands section of the Security Reference topic.