July 16, 2021
- LEAD ARTICLE: File Shares: Accessing Objects in the IFS
- FEATURED ARTICLE: System Access in Python
- FEATURE EVENT: Capstone RPG & DB2 Summit Conference Announced for October 2021
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Kyndryl Unveils New Operating Model And Global Structure
- WEBCAST LEARNING: Node.js on IBM i Webinar Series Pt. 2: Setting Up Your Development Tools
- WHITE PAPER DOWNLOAD: What to Do When Your AS/400 Talent Retires
- MC VIDEO SHOWCASE: TLAForms - Software to Design and Generate Forms on IBM i
- EVENT: TOMORROW: OCEAN In-Person Special Event - July 17, 2021
File shares are what make the IFS, or part of the IFS, available for viewing or manipulation via the network. You use file shares when you want all users on the network to have access to something. Many organizations define file shares to allow users to map a drive and easily drag and drop documents to or retrieve them from a directory on IBM i.
By Carol Woodbury
Editor's Note: This article is excerpted from chapter 7 of IBM i Security Administration and Compliance: Third Edition, by Carol Woodbury.
It’s important to note that although an individual file or the entire root directory may be shared on the network, users still need the appropriate authority to a directory or file to perform the intended request. Just because a file is shared doesn’t mean everyone can read it. That ability is still determined by the object authority settings on the directory or library being…
Python is no slouch when it comes to access capabilities—the immediate system (PASE) and the IBM i system. So we’ll do “ice cream before spinach” and take a look at PASE access first. It is probably better thought of as “host” system access since calling (shelling) out to the system can be done in LUW as well as PASE.
By Pete Helgren
Editor's Note: This article is excerpted from chapter 9 of Open Source Starter Guide for IBM i Developers, by Pete Helgren.
For the previous two articles in this series please see Programming in Python, and More Programming in Python.
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