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Status Under review
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 for i
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 8, 2022

Require QIBM_DB_SECADM or similar to perform set session authorization

Today any user with *ALLOBJ is able to do the equivalent to sudo in Linux without the need of any password to become another user using set session authorization via SQL. Any user with *ALLOBJ can become Qsecofr by open strsql and run: “Set session authorization Qsecofr”. I propose that only users with special authorization QIBM_DB_SECADM or similar would be able to do this, at least for elevated users.

Idea priority Urgent
  • Admin
    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki
    Jan 31, 2023

    The CAAC has reviewed this IBM Idea and recommends that IBM view this as a high priority Idea that is important to be addressed. From a security perspective, this is a valid request.


    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 IBM Ideas on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your Idea.


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


    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Jan 5, 2023
    IBM has received your Idea and is evaluating it. IBM will provide a response after evaluation is complete.
  • Admin
    Sabine Jordan
    Dec 8, 2022

    The CEAC agrees with the sentiment of this idea but would suggest that any user with this concern looks to remove all unnecessary users with *ALLOBJ authority. IBM added Authority Collection Services in IBM i 7.3 to assist with this process.a

    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

    Sabine Jordan + Sara Anrdres – CEAC Program Manager, IBM



  • Guest
    Dec 8, 2022

    inadmisible