IS IOSYSCONFIG required to perform VARY ON/OFF devices, ctl’s, linds

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AS/400 security
Hi - I am being told that IOSYSCONFIG special authority is required for our Operators profiles in order for them to perform VARY ON printers, LIND's, DEV's, etc... Can anyone confirm or deny, I doubt this to be the case but have no environment to test currently. Thx - G7

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The response is Yes and No! Following the help on VRYCFG command you can find that some values on some parameters needs *IOSYSCONFIG and other needs *ALLOBJ. I recommend you read carefully the help text and decide if you will need or not depending on which kind of work your operators can or can not do.

I hope it will help you.


Hi –

Didn’t see what you are reffereing to in the F1 help for the VRYCFG, but sounds good to the unknowing…

I will look elsewhere for this answer, hope you get your points.


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  • WilsonAlano
    I'm sorry if you can't see it but it's still there on "Note" after, for example, RESETSYS parameter values. BTW I don't care about points, I just do it to help people. Wilson
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  • Gambitt7
    WOW - In the original question I'm only asking if IOSYSCONFIG is required to Vary on lines, devices, (printers) and Ctl's. I was able to test using a newly created profile with only *JOBCTL and *SPLCTL and was able to perform the VARY ON / OFF of devices, printers, and lines. Still have no clue about the *YES and *NO and all that. Thx for the input. Thx - CB
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  • TomLiotta
    Since VRYCFG only sets the state of an object and doesn't change any configuration, the *IOSYSCFG special authority isn't appropriate. Of course, authority must exist to the object(s) being varied on or off. If the I/O configuration is being changed, e.g., to associate a new "secure location" or to alter the system's hosts table to redirect connections to a different IP address, then *IOSYSCFG is needed. Other special authorities, e.g., *JOBCTL, might be needed if other areas are affected such as ending jobs associated with a *LIND. Tom
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