How to secure a printer and spooled files

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We need to secure our payroll printer and it's spooled files. Right now anyone is able to view, print or delete reports on this prnter's outq. The payroll person & anyone with SECOFR authority should be the only users with access. How do I set up this type of security? Thank you.

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Check the oprctl parameter of the chgoutq command. There are some caveats regarding users’ special authority, but this may work for you.

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  • DanD
    Making oprctl *NO will stop users with *jobctl from being to access the queue through the active writer job. Next, place the OUTQ in your SECURED PAYROLL LIBRARY. You will need to have an autostart job with a user in that group to start the writer, or give your payroll clerks a menu option that lets them start their own writer and hold or release spooled files in the queue. But I don't think even that will stop an operator with *SPLCTL from getting into the queue through the active writer job. To do that I ultimately had to give the operator a print menu that let them control print writers and outqs without giving them *SPLCTL and gave a version of that same menu to the payroll group with only their printers showing in their version.
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