OS/400 command line

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OS/400
OS/400 command line
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Is there a way not to display the OS400 command line when working with output queue? Our Internal auditor came up with recommendation to omit the OS/400 comman line while working with an output queue since access to it will result to security exposure.

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RPG/iSeries 400

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Without writing your own command, it cannot be done.
BUT, you can let your auditor know that you can Limit capabilities of a user by their USRPRF. The can be restriced from using the CMD line, from using selected objects, etc. Try to explaing OS400 security to them

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  • jinteik
    im not sure for not to display, but u can put the limit capabilities.
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  • TomLiotta
    Your auditor should know that any security exposure from a command line indicates worse security problems than an exposed command line. Users shouldn't have authority to cause damage from any command that they might enter. If they have sufficient authority to cause damage through a command line, then the authority is where the exposure is. For example, a user might enter this command:
    DLTF  PAYLIB/PAYMASTER
    If that command actually succeeds in deleting a payroll master file, then the security exposure is that the user has authority to delete an important file. That authority should not exist. If the authority doesn't exist, then users can run the command as many times as they want and nothing will happen. Further, it won't matter what interface the users go through. The user might try the FILE menu, take option 1 to "Work with files", enter PAYLIB/PAYMASTER as the file to work with, and finally take option 4=Delete. That will cause a DLTF command to be executed without typing it into a command line. But it won't delete a file that the user doesn't have authority to delete. Or an ODBC user might try to DROP the table from a remote PC. But it won't succeed if the authority doesn't exist. A command line shouldn't be the focus of an audit. Unfortunately, auditors generally don't know what they should be looking for. So, you're pretty much stuck with CharlieBrowne's answer. You can't get rid of the WRKSPLF command line. You can only replace it with programming that you write (or buy). Tom
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