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5.2.3 The Special *PUBLIC User

When allowing or disallowing access to an object it is very difficult to nominate specific access rights for each and every IBM i user profile. To avoid having to do this a 'special' user profile of *PUBLIC can be used.

The *PUBLIC user profile means 'any other IBM i user' not specifically mentioned in the list of authorized users. Thus if a file had the following security information associated with it:

User

Def: Use

Def: Mod

Def: Dlt

Data: R

Data: A

Data: C

Data: D

QPGMR 

X

X

X

X

X

X

QSECOFR

X

X

X

X

X

X

QSYSOPR

X

 

 

X

X

X

X

QUSER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*PUBLIC

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

It can be seen that: