October 20, 2015 Patrick Botz
One simple tool allows developers to improve the security of their applications and associated resources and reduce the administrative cost of managing security for the whole system. That tool is adopted authority. Adopted authority is an important tool for developers to have in their toolkit because it allows them to build applications that ensure users never encounter an authority failure even when administrators use PUBLIC(*EXCLUDE) authority on all sensitive resources. The combination of adopted authority and PUBLIC(*EXCLUDE) significantly increases the level of security and decreases the cost of managing security.
It’s true that system administrators can change programs to adopt