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Preventing users from stopping/starting a writer

What is keeping users from being able to start and/or stop a writer when they have authority to the outq and the writer?
You didn't say what the exact error was, so it is difficult to know for sure. My guess is that it is due to the setting of the AUTCHK parameter of the outq. The Writer Commands section of Appendix D in the iSeries Security Reference manual says that if the AUTCHK parameter of the outq is *DTAAUT, the user must have *READ, *ADD and *DLT authorities to the outq. So, if the user has these authorities (or *CHANGE authority,) that should be sufficient to end or start the writer. However, if the AUTCHK parameter is *OWNER, the user must be the owner of the outq. One caveat, regardless of the setting of the AUTCHK parameter, if the setting of the OPRCTL parameter of the outq is *YES, then a user with *JOBCTL special authority can end or start the writer.

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