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Excluding a user profile

Is there a command that allows you to exclude a user profile for everything but a few specific objects without having to assign *EXCLUDE to all objects on the system?
No, but . . .
Rather than think of excluding a user from every object on the system, think of excluding a user (or their group) from applications. If you think about how applications are implemented, they are typically a set of libraries and/or directories. If you exclude a user (or their group) from the library or directory, they cannot access anything in the library or directory. For the libraries the user does need access to, you're going to have to determine whether you need to exclude the user from other objects in that library. But rather than thinking of excluding someone from every object on the system, try stepping back and taking a slightly broader approach. Hopefully the task won't seem so daunting that way.


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This was last published in September 2004

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