What’s New in IBM i Security in V7R3 and V7R2

Your introduction to RCAC and Authority Collection

IBM has provided us with two powerful and very exciting security enhancements in the last two versions of IBM i. 

Scott Forstie of IBM joins us to demonstrate and describe the V7R2 feature called Row and Column Access Control (RCAC), which extends how you define which users have access to specific rows in a database file. RCAC also provides a way to mask data for all or selected users. 

The recently released V7R3 adds Authority Collection. Authority Collection provides organizations and vendors with the ability to know exactly what authority is required to perform a task, eliminating the guesswork. Gone is the need to set *PUBLIC authority on database files to *ALL or to automatically grant service accounts *ALLOBJ special authority just because you’re unsure of what authority is required.  

We discuss these and other new security features delivered in V7R2 and V7R3.