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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 11, 2019

Request additional setup options in ACS

We need additional option to the setup of workstations in ACS. The options available to a savvy but maybe wreckless user, are frightening.

In terms of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), we need to lock down what a user can do or give themselves access to, example the SQL scripting tool.

Users can add buttons to the menu bar which they are not authorized to.

Use Case:

ACS has very powerful features that are great for system admins and programmers. However, there is no ability to control what functionality a savvy user can do. Over the past 10 years, most people have learnt how to use computers at school and when board, play around with the systems to see what they can find.

This is to some extent encouraged so that users can change their backgrounds, colors, printing, etc.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Mar 13, 2019

    There are several options available for controlling which features are available to your users. See the GettingStarted document shipped with the product (also available on the web).
    1. GettingStarted section 9.5 Customized Packages:
    2. In our next update, we will support a new property See RFE:
    3. GettingStarted section 9.1.26 RESTRICT
    4. ACS enforces the same Application Administration settings that IBM i Access for Windows enforced:

    I also suggest reading these deployment articles:

    If the above options are not sufficient, please be specific as to what additional feature you are requesting.