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Monitoring application of PTFs

For auditors who need to monitor application of PTFs: reports on PTF application by System, Date, Time, and Userid.

My assumption is that QALWOBJRST would normally be *NONE and system programmers would change it to *ALL before applying PTFs.

*NONE is certainly the best practice setting. But sometimes that doesn't work for some environments. In cases where the application adopts authority, *NONE will prevent the promotion of programs through most change management software. So to enable the promotion of these programs, you'd have to specify *ALWPGMADP rather than *NONE. Then, to allow PTFs to be applied, you'd also want to specify *ALWPTF in addition to *ALWPGMADP.

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