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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 28, 2018

Protect the configuration files for i Access Solutions form tampering


We are concerned that the end user can change the "i Access Solutions" installed configuration by tampering the .HOD files or the AcsConfig.Properties
We need to be able to secure these files and similar ones from end user tampering by preventing the end user from changing the file(s).

Appreciate it

Use Case:

System: Core banking system
Actor: End Users

Use cases for the system:
•End users who has the product installed "Local and Admin Customized" should not be able to change the AcsConfig.Properties and the .HOD files

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Sep 25, 2018

    We do not have plans to provide interfaces or options for restricting access to a user's configuration. As an administrator, you can already lock down the files you mentioned using the platform OS. You can also change the default location of the configuration by updating the property in the file. See section 9.3 Changing Configuration Location in GettingStarted:

    As an administrator, it is up to you to decide how to lock down the configuration files or directories on your users PCs.

  • Guest
    Aug 29, 2018

    You can store the modified file in the JAR itself (just use a tool like 7-Zip).

    This makes it harder for a normal user to change it, however it is not 100% secure from tampering.