TAASEEC CHECK *SECADM SPECIAL AUTHORITY TAASEEC
The Check *SECADM Special Authority command determines if the user
has the special authority *SECADM. Group profile, supplemental group
profiles, and program adoption authority are also considered. The
*SECADM special authority is needed for various functions involving
The command will send CPF9898 as an escape message if the user does
not have *SECADM. A simple version of the command would be:
MONMSG MSGID(CPF9898) EXEC(DO)
This would check that the current user has the *SECADM special
There is an optional parameter ERRTXT that allows you to supply the
message text sent for the CPF9898 message. This is intended for
situations where you are using a Standard Error handling routine and
just want to bubble the message back. For example, assume PGMA calls
PGMB and PGMB contains CHKSECADM. If PGMB contains a standard error
handling routine, the error text would be sent to PGMA.
CHKSECADM ERRTXT('You must have *SECADM +
special authority to use the +
If the command completes normally, the error text is not used. If
the user is not authorized, the CPF9898 message is sent with the
error text provided.
There is no completion message if the user is authorized.
CHKSECADM can be useful if a user is to make a request to use a
function that will require changing a user profile or re-creating a
program that adopts the owners authority. It allows checking to see
if the function can be performed from a security viewpoint.
Note that if the check occurs in an interactive job to check before a
command is submitted to batch, the command does not ensure that the
user will have authority in the batch job. Program adopt is not
passed to the batch job. You should use CHKSECADM in the batch job
Command parameters *CMD
ERRTXT The error text to be used if an error occurs. The
default is *STD which produces standard error text.
The intent of allowing you to enter the text is if
you are using the CHKSECADM command in a program
that uses a standard error handling routine to
bubble up the message text to the caller. You can
supply some specific text relative to the function
of your program.
The following TAA Tools must be on your system:
SNDESCMSG Send escape message
None, the tool is ready to use.
Objects used by the tool
Object Type Attribute Src member Src file
------ ---- --------- ---------- ----------
CHKSECADM *CMD TAASEEC QATTCMD
TAASEECC *PGM CLP TAASEECC QATTCL
Added to TAA Productivity tools January 1, 1999