Re-Adopt Authority Utility
June 9, 2010 Patrick Botz
Adopted authority is a great way to avoid giving users direct access to data. However, there are a couple of challenges with changing an existing application to rely on adopted authority. First, adopted authority is not propagated to submitted jobs. Second, adopted authority must be removed whenever a command line is provided for the end user. Third, in a production environment it is difficult to find which programs must adopt authority without breaking production users.
Alternative public authority, as described in my previous tip, addresses the last issue. This tip addresses the first issue.
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