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Status Submitted
Workspace IBM i
Categories Security
Created by Guest
Created on May 14, 2024

Provide a view to list all files/objects which have authority collection turned on (i.e. AUTCOLVAL(*OBJINF))

Due to the nature of authority collection, it's common to leave it turned on for days/weeks.  It's easy to lose track of what objects are being collected.  Checking across the entire LPAR is generally not feasible (including the IFS).  One roundabout way of checking is to query a DISTINCT list of objects (or IFS paths) which have authority check entries in the authority collection repository, but this will only include objects for which an authority check has been recorded.  That's probably "good enough" but it seems like there should be a way to list all of the objects for which authority collection has been turned on.  This will help system administrators.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Jun 18, 2024

    Since object authority collection in controlled by an object attribute, you can find QSYS.LIB objects with authority collection turned on with the following SQL:

    create or replace function OBJECTS_WITH_AUTHORITY_COLLECTED(
    Object_library varchar( 10 ) default '*ALL'
    , Object_name varchar( 10 ) default '*ALL'
    , Object_types varchar( 812 ) default '*ALL'
    returns table (
    OBJLIB varchar( 10 )
    , OBJNAME varchar( 10 )
    , OBJTYPE varchar( 8 )

    select o.OBJLIB
    , o.OBJNAME
    , o.OBJTYPE
    from table( QSYS2.OBJECT_STATISTICS( OBJECT_SCHEMA => 'QSYS', OBJTYPELIST => '*LIB', OBJECT_NAME => Object_library ) ) l
    , table( QSYS2.OBJECT_STATISTICS( OBJECT_SCHEMA => l.OBJNAME, OBJTYPELIST => Object_types, OBJECT_NAME => Object_name ) ) o

    You could create a similar function for IFS objects using the IFS_OBJECT_STATISTICS table function.

    Best regards,

    Christian Jorgensen - CEAC member