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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 10, 2020

Port su and sudo to Pase

Right now if you need to have ALLOBJ in Pase you either need to

1. Have ALLOBJ on your user profile
2. Create a second user for everybody who needs ALLOBJ
3. Share a single user with everybody who needs ALLOBJ

None of those are ideal.

For number 1 always having ALLOBJ is risky. If somebody types an incorrect command or the correct command in the wrong library there could be consequences.

For number 2. This is a hassle and requires additional user profiles. It also requires a user to log into the separate account slowing the user down.

Number 3 has the same drawbacks as number 2 coupled with a harder time logging the person who actually ran the commands.

By porting su and sudo to Pase it would help streamline Pase usage to be similar to other Unix environments.

There could be certain ramifications. A user who has sudo in Pase would potentially be allowed to have ALLOBJ when using the system command. This may not be the expected behavior. It may be preferable to have a user get a new authority such as ALLPASE instead of ALLOBJ.

Use Case:

A common use case would be for the use of Yum.

$ sudo yum update


$ su [user with allobj]
# yum update

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Sep 2, 2022

    Absolutely necessary RFE.

  • Guest
    Dec 9, 2020

    Another use case for sudo in PASE would be to start Nginx and PHP-FPM as a specific user (like QTMHHTTP). See issue below: