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May 14, 2004
When a user attempts to perform an operation on an object, the system verifies that the user has adequate authority for the operation. The system first checks authority to the library or directory path that contains the object. If the authority to ...
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Encrypting files on iSeries is no trivial undertaking. Using vendor technologies such as those from Linoma Software and nuBridges may be easier than cobbling it all together with IBM tools. Continue Reading
This organized list will guide you along your way to maintaining a secure iSeries system. Undoubtedly, the iSeries is one of the most secure platforms out there, but don't be mistaken in thinking that it is untouchable. Address the basic security ... Continue Reading
In computer programming, an exit program (or exit routine) is a named unit of programming code that is entered when a particular condition occurs, such as one that requires some screening for authorization. Continue Reading
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A firewall should be the first line of defense to protect your IBM i system, but not the only security measure you take. Rich Loeber counsels you to not ignore the enemy within. Build strong object level controls and restrict *ALLJOB access. Continue Reading
Any security officers working with IBM System i need to organize a security incident response system to handle incidents of varying severity. Continue Reading
Have you ever created an object on the AS/400 without making sure the necessary authorization list is attached? By using some common commands, you can secure your IBM i, and audit objects and fix mistakes. The necessary commands include DSPAUTLOBJ ... Continue Reading
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Before changing password levels and upgrading operating systems on the AS/400, ensure the clients connecting to the NetServer do not need the old Lanman password and customize the sign-on screen that provides a 128-character password field. Continue Reading
When error messages arise concerning attempts to use a permanent system object without authority, find the source of the issue by looking for an AF subtype A entry where the object name is. Continue Reading
The UPPWEI field corresponds to the password expiration interval field, and its values "0" and "-1" represent the *SYSVAL and *NOXMAX commands. Continue Reading