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Setting up a shared directory in the IFS

One user writes, "How can I set up a shared directory in the IFS? That is, a directory in which different users can delete files created by other users. I have tried using the SETGID and CHGRP commands in Qshell but they only affect the *RWX permissions, and you need *OBJEXIST to delete a file." Security expert Carol Woodbury responds.

How can I set up a shared directory in the IFS? That is, a directory in which different users can delete files created by other users. I have tried using the SETGID and CHGRP commands in Qshell but they only affect the *RWX permissions, and you need *OBJEXIST to delete a file.
Try securing the directory with an Authorization list and give the users (or their group) *CHANGE or *RWX plus *OBJEXIST to the authorization list.

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This was first published in August 2005

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