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RE: systabperm question

Posted By: Jack Parker
Date: Tuesday, 19 February 2008, at 8:00 p.m.

In Response To: RE: systabperm question (John Adamski)

Sorry, forgot I was going to send you this. Must be the alcohol.

Actually, I'd rather send it just to you and not share it with the world at
this time. Could you send me an email address to jack dot parker4 at
verizon dot net?

The way you were checking for existing permissions is fine. My only
complaint was the way you were deleting from the systab* tables.

If you check with Advanced Data Tools, Lester Knutsen has a package he used
to sell fairly inexpensively to manage permissions for you. You could roll
your own fairly easily and it sounds like you are on the path - if it's not
worth your time, check with adtc.com (I think it is).

Otherwise I would keep a list of valid users and their permissions and then
check that list periodically against systabauth, picking out discrepancies
and then fire this script "revoke <database> -p <insert update delete> -u
<user> -t <table>"

cheers
j.

Sane ego te vocavi. Forsitan capedictum tuum desit.

-----Original Message-----
From: ids-bounces@iiug.org [mailto:ids-bounces@iiug.org]On Behalf Of
John Adamski
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 7:28 PM
To: ids@iiug.org
Subject: RE: systabperm question [11349]

The database was created in IDS around 1999 (before my time here so not sure
which version - guess IDS 7.x). When I came on it was IDS 7.3 and got the
job
to upgrade to IDS 9.4 then last November to IDS 10.

I talked to one of the developers that been here since '99 and he's not sure
but might be an application table.

I guess my question really is how do I 'audit' the DB to make sure no one
has
more access then they should. What do other people do? I know that sounds a
little stupid of a question. All the developers have DBA privileges and when
I'm away the developers will play. ;-)

John

-----Original Message-----
From: ids-bounces@iiug.org [mailto:ids-bounces@iiug.org] On Behalf Of Jack
Parker
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 5:32 PM
To: ids@iiug.org
Subject: RE: systabperm question [11348]

I guess I overstepped myself there. Startup system catalogues have tabids
under 99, but there are some older add-on system catalogues sysmenuts,
sysmenuitems, syscolattr(?) which were created when you first used them and
thus got tabids > 99. Don't know that anybody uses those particular ones
anymore.

Googling a bit. Any chance this database was migrated over from some other
RDBMS at some point?

j.

Sane ego te vocavi. Forsitan capedictum tuum desit.

-----Original Message-----
From: ids-bounces@iiug.org [mailto:ids-bounces@iiug.org]On Behalf Of
John Adamski
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 1:11 PM
To: ids@iiug.org
Subject: RE: systabperm question [11339]

I just checked systabperm is a local table (tabid = 746) for the
application.
So disregard that table.

John

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