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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 6, 2024

Please cross check how many installs of ACS there are on a PC

Today, I had a user that was given 5250 and print file access.

They needed access to the IFS.

They figured that they could add a button to the screen and that gave them access to the IFS without authority.

I also found the desktop person had installed a USER install whilst the was a PUBLIC install. One is giving access where the other does not.


When installing ACS for a user, please check if there  is a PUBLIC install and if there is prompt the user to decide which they need. My suggestion would be to allow either the PUBLIC install and not allow USER installs or allow USER installs and no PUBLIC installs. 

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Mar 25, 2024
    Thank you for submitting your Idea to enhance IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS). ACS can be deployed a variety of ways and also allows multiple installations to handle a variety of different requirements. For convenience, ACS allows its features to be selected for inclusion or exclusion from any given deployment. Depending on the users authority to administer their PC and the ACS configuration, they could potentially modify what features are available. Ultimately, whether or not a user actually has access is determined by their authorities on the IBM i server. There are a number of different ways to approach this. See GettingStarted section 11.0 Security ( For additional help, you can also contact IBM Service.

    IBM Power Systems Development