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Set QSECOFR for limited devices

Our departmental site has V4R5. The company is large, but our staff is small (one person wearing many hats). Auditing wants to set the QSECOFR to be able to sign only on to a limited number of devices. However, all network workstations, controlled by the company IT department, are dynamically assigned (except for the console). How is this to be done when the users are 'assigned' a device when they sign on?

I'm assuming that your auditors want you to use the QLMTSECOFR system value. If you turn it "on" that means that users with *ALLOBJ and/or *SERVICE special authority can only sign on devices to which they have been given explicit authority of *CHANGE. You can give QSECOFR *CHANGE authority to specific devices and then all *ALLOBJ or *SERVICE users can sign on the device. However, as you point out, this is very difficult when you are using DHCP. In your case, the only way you can implement this is to use "named devices." That is, instead of QPADEV*, a TELNET exit program assigns an actual device name to the session. Then you can grant authority to that device. Otherwise, you have to grant authority to all virtual devices and that defeats the purpose. I believe there is an example of this type of exit program here.


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