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The Change  Public Authority Command  changes the authorization  of the
*PUBLIC to  one or more objects in the  library and the library object.
This  allows a simple  means of standardizing  how all objects, generic
objects, or object  types are  authorized to the  public.  The  command
defaults  to  bypass  those  objects  which  are  *PUBLIC  *EXCLUDE  or

A typical command would be:


This  would change  all of  the *PUBLIC  authorizations of  programs to
*USE authority  within  the designated  library.    A spooled  file  is
created  describing  the  objects  that  were  changed  and  any  error

By default, if the object is *PUBLIC *EXCLUDE, no change occurs.

By  default, if the object  is authorized to an  authorization list and
the *PUBLIC is specified as *AUTL for the object, no change occurs.

The technique used  is to determine  the objects to  be authorized  and
the public is  then specified as  *EXCLUDE.  This removes  any existing
authorization.   The  authorization specified  on  the command  is then
granted to *PUBLIC.

If  an authorization list object is  specified, the CHGAUTLE command is
used to set the *PUBLIC authority directly.

The library object will  also be changed if  an object type of  *ALL or
*LIB is specified.

You  must have  the proper  authority to  change the  authority  to the
objects  specified.   If  not, the  command completes  what it  can and
sends diagnostic messages  for error conditions  followed by an  ending
escape message.   The spooled output will also indicate  what could not
be changed.

Command parameters                                    *CMD

   LIB           The  library containing the objects  to be considered.
                 Both the  library object  and the  objects within  the
                 library are considered.

   OBJ           The objects  to be authorized.   The default  is *ALL.
                 An object name or a generic name may be specified.

   OBJTYPE       The  object types to  be authorized.   The  default is
                 *ALL.     Any   object  valid  on   GRTOBJAUT  may  be

   AUT           The  authorization   to  be  used   for  the   *PUBLIC
                 profile.   The  default  is *USE.    The other  single
                 values  that may  be specified are  *CHANGE, *EXCLUDE,
                 *ALL, and *AUTL.

                 A list  of individual  authorities may  be  specified.
                 The individual  authorities are  *OBJALTER, *OBJEXIST,
                 *OBJMGT,  *OBJOPR, *OBJREF,  *ADD,  *DELETE, *EXECUTE,
                 and *UPD.

   BYPEXCLUDE    If the  *PUBLIC  is  *EXCLUDE, should  the  object  be
                 bypassed.    The  default  is  *YES  meaning  that  no
                 changes  occur to  any objects  that are  specified as
                 *PUBLIC *EXCLUDE.

                 *NO  may be specified  to set the  *PUBLIC user to the
                 value of the  AUT parameter if  the object is  *PUBLIC

   BYPPUBAUTL    Determines if  the objects  that are authorized  to an
                 authorization   list  and  the  *PUBLIC  is  specified
                 *AUTL  (authorization  comes  from  the  authorization
                 list) are to  be bypassed.  The default  is *YES which
                 bypasses  the object (authority  is not  changed).  If
                 *NO is  specified, the  *PUBLIC user  is changed  from
                 *AUTL to the value of the AUT parameter.

   PRINT         A  *YES/*NO   parameter  that  determines   whether  a
                 summary  spooled file  will be  created.   The default
                 is *YES to create the spooled file.

                 *NO may be specified to bypass the spooled file.


You  must  have  the proper  authority  to  the objects  to  change the
public authority.


The following TAA Tools must be on your system:

     EDTVAR          Edit variable
     EXTLST          Extract list
     RTVPUBAUT       Retrieve public authority
     RTVSYSVAL3      Retrieve system value 3
     SNDCOMPMSG      Send completion message
     SNDESCMSG       Send escape message
     SNDSTSMSG       Send status message


None, the tool is ready to use.

Objects used by the tool

   Object        Type    Attribute      Src member    Src file
   ------        ----    ---------      ----------    ----------

   CHGPUBAUT     *CMD                   TAASEDI       QATTCMD
   TAASEDIC      *PGM       CLP         TAASEDIC      QATTCL
   TAASEDIR      *PGM       RPG         TAASEDIR      QATTRPG

Added to TAA Productivity tools May 1, 1996

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