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What does a programmer have access to at security level 40?

I have QSECURITY set to 40. Can you tell me what my programmers' will and will not be able to do on the iSeries system?
At security level 40 programmers can use approved IBM interfaces, meaning they can code to commands or APIs. If they attempt to call an OS/400 program directly (that's not an API) the call will fail. It will also fail if they try to directly manipulate or update a database file or internal control structure of OS/400. They will not be able to by-pass auditing or authority checking if you have set up object authority. For details of the protection the various security levels provide you, see the iSeries Security Reference manual or my book, Experts' Guide to OS/400 or i5/OS Security.

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This was last published in April 2005

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