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Apr 3 2007   8:01AM GMT

Setting the SISGID permission bit ON

Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

I’ve always been unhappy with how the default owner of an object in the IFS is determined.

When a new object is created the ownership is, by default,  the creating user’s profile name.

When objects are shared amoung a group of profiles (Group Profile Membership), this can lead to problems, especially if someone in the group has to delete an object created by another group member.

I have learned that if a directory object has the S_ISGID permission bit set ON, then whenever a new object is created in that directory the owner of the object will be the same as the directory’s PRIMARY GROUP OWNER.

The S_ISGID permission bit can be set on a couple of different ways.

You can use the CHGATR command… For example:


or, via the Properties/Security tab within iSeries Navigator:



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