Carol discusses the differences between these two methods of elevating authority on the IBM i.
Written by Carol Woodbury
Many organizations have the requirement to reduce the number of profiles to which special authorities—especially *ALLOBJ specially authority—have been assigned. In many cases, the excess capabilities can simply be removed because they aren't required for the person to perform their job functions. *SAVSYS special authority is a good example. Unless the person is performing system saves—i.e., is in the role of system operator or system administrator—the user does not need *SAVSYS assigned to their profile.