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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 18, 2022

Auditing who created a share

Modify the Add File Server Share (QZLSADFS) API to also record CREATE_TIMESTAMP and CREATE_USER.
Make CREATE_TIMESTAMP and CREATE_USER available to the SERVER_SHARE_INFO view at: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?topic=services-server-share-info-view
I can't find any other acceptable method of auditing. (see support case above)


Use Case:

If someone creates a share on the root directory I want to go discuss with them why they decided to submit their letter of resignation.


Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Feb 24, 2022

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a HIGH priority requirement that is important to address.
    Adding this functionality would help improve the security auditing of IBM i.

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ ibm.biz/BdYSYj and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at ibm.biz/BdYSZT

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Feb 15, 2022

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a high priority requirement that is important to be addressed. From a Security perspective, one needs to know who created file shares, especially for the root.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Jan 26, 2022

    Thank you for submitting this request. We understand how this can be a concern and that administrators would like to monitor when a share is defined and the directory path.

    We will consider this request as we plan future work.