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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Core OS
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 10, 2023

Add parameter that allows to copy owner of object with CRTDUPOBJ

When creating a duplicate object, all security related data is copied. This includes *Autl, *Public and all private authorities. 

The only thing missing to be copied (or not) is the owner of the existing object. For now, a CHGOBJOWN must be run after the copy is made to change the owner to the same profile as the original object. Having a parameter that can be set to either copy the owner, or set the owner based on the profile of the creator would be beneficial.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jun 16, 2023
    Thank you for submitting your request. IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time, so it is being closed.

    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
    Apr 7, 2023
    IBM has received your Idea and is evaluating it. IBM will provide a response after evaluation is complete.

    As a workaround, you could save and restore the object and the private authorities by specifying *YES for the PVTAUT (Private authorities) parameter on the SAVOBJ/RSTOBJ commands. The saved owner name, primary group name, public authority and private authorities are saved with the objects that are saved and restored with the objects that are restored.

    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Admin
    Carmelita Ruvalcaba Cevallos
    Mar 21, 2023

    The CAAC has reviewed this IBM Idea and recommends that IBM view this as a “nice to have” low priority feature.

    After all these years this has not been a major want from the community, however, there is benefit to adding a parameter.

    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​

    Carmelita Ruvalcaba- CAAC Program Manager​