The "feature" of OS/400 that you're missing is the fact that private authorities are not saved with an object when saving it. Here comes a bit of an OS/400 architecture lesson... the only authorities that are stored with the object are the *PUBLIC, owner's and primary group's authority. All private authorities that a user might have to an object are stored in the user's user profile object. The only time they are saved is when you are saving user profiles. So to get back the private authorities to an object, you have to restore the user profile and run the RSTAUT command. The RSTAUT command restores the private authorities, but you have to restore the profile first to build the object RSTAUT uses.
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