controls the ability to perform commands, via PATHCOM or programmatically to
affect the environment.
The owner can perform management commands; start and stop the Pathway
objects, alter configuration settings, freeze and thaw terminals, etc.
The designated security attribute specifies the users, relative to the Pathway owner,
who can perform management commands. Set the SECURITY parameter using the
Guardian security values A, G, O, -, N, C, and U. The internal security attribute does
not control the security at which the requestor or server programs run. For instance:
Setting the value to “C”, allows anyone in the owner’s network group to alter the
Pathway or start and stop servers.
Setting the value to “O”, allows only the local owner to alter the Pathway or start
and stop servers.
Non-dedicated terminals are started via the PATHCOM interface, therefore users
responsible for stopping and starting Pathway terminals need
EXECUTE access to the
PATHCOM object file.
AP-FILE-PATHCOM-01 Starting a terminal through the PATHCOM inter-
face is the method used for non-dedicated terminals, therefore users need
access to the PATHCOM object file.
RISK The PROGRAM security of “N” allows anyone in the network to start
the program. Likewise, the security of “A” allows any local user these privileges.
BP-PATHWAY-CONFIG-01 Pathway security should not allow general
access or “N” or “A”.
3P-ACCESS-PATHWAY-01 Access to PATHCOM commands can be con-
trolled via a third party product that can secure at the command level.
A Pathway monitor program process pair is started for each Pathway system. A Path-
way application is started and then configured with the PATHCOM program.
PATHCOM commands are used to configure the Pathway application. Each Pathway
Monitor has a unique process name, which has been defined during the start of the
RISK The Pathway owner is set to the user who starts the Pathway, unless
otherwise explicitly set during configuration. Allowing the internal Pathway
owner to be defaulted upon startup can configure a Pathway environment to the
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