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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Performance Tools
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 20, 2023

Performance Explorer to run without lots of security changes

As a developer in a secure environment, I am unable to run all of the Performance Explorer commands without errors. This tool seems geared towards developers, yet it has some odd security requirements that prevent a developer from using it. If I had QSECOFR authority, it seems I could run a Profile on a program. That should not be necessary.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    May 3, 2023
    Performance Explorer is a powerful tool for analyzing application performance, but there is possibility of significantly affecting the performance of your system when collecting this data, so it is a tool that IBM thinks should not be made generally available to all users. To run PEX, you must have *SERVICE special authority or be authorized to the Service Trace (QIBM_SERVICE_TRACE) function usage. All PEX commands are all shipped with public *EXCLUDE authority but access can easily be granted to the PEX commands, along with various other performance tools commands, by adding users to the QPMCCFCN authorization list. The authorization list can be used instead of granting authority to users for each command individually.

    IBM Power Systems Development