We are new to using OpsNav V5R1 and are having difficulty utilizing a pretty basic iSeries security feature. Where can I find the OWNER field when adding an ID using Ops Nav? We don't want users owning objects, only groups can own them so we always make that field equal *GRPPRF. Plus, when I come across an object that may have to have an owner changed, it won't let me assign the ownership to another group, only to individual users. Am I missing something? Or am I still going to have to rely on using the green screens? I tried to find some information on IBM?s site but keep going up against a brick wall.
Right or wrong, when I was still at IBM we decided to hide certain attributes when creating a user profile. Because it is quite dangerous in many cases for group profiles to own objects, we thought it would be best to hide the OWNER parameter and, in effect, hard-code the value so that the user keeps all owned objects. I understand that for some environments that decision wasn't the wisest decision on my part. Rest assured, you're not going crazy, the OWNER parameter is just not available through OpsNav.
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