ALLOW



ALLOW

     Grants a user access to a specific operator command (CM).

SYNTAX

     ALLOW FILE=formaldesignator[;SHOW]

           {@.@      }
     ALLOW {user.@   };COMMANDS=command[,command,...]
           {@.acct   }
           {user.acct }


PARAMETERS

formaldesignator    A formal ASCII file name, which may consist of one
                    to eight alphanumeric characters, beginning with an
                    alphabetic character.

SHOW                Lists input lines on $STDLIST.

@.@                 Grants access to all users whether logged on or not.

user.@              Grants access to a specific user in all accounts.

@.acct              Grants access to all users in a specific account.

user.acct           Grants access to a specific user in a specific
                    account.

command             Specifies the names of those commands to which the
                    user is granted access.


OPERATION

     The operator uses the ALLOW command to distribute specific
     operator commands to system users.  The ALLOW command
     determines which users may execute operator command(s), then
     the names of each command they will be allowed to execute.

     This command may also be executed in indirect and subsystem
     modes.  To do this you must create a file that contains
     records identifying the user(s) and account(s) to whom you
     are allowing operator commands, followed by the list of
     commands allowed, such as

     EDITOR
     HP32201A.07.17 EDIT/3000  TUES, MAY 29, 1987,  5:08 PM
     (C) HEWLETT-PACKARD CO. 1985
     /ADD
     1     SUSAN.PAYROLL;COMMANDS=ALTJOB,ALTSPOOLFILE

     2     JOHN.ACCTNG;COMMANDS=ALTSPOOLFILE,DELETESPOOLFILE
     3     //
     ...
     /KEEP ALLOWTMP
     /E

     Then issue the ALLOW command, using the ;SHOW parameter to
     display each command line as it is executed from the file.

     ALLOW FILE=ALLOWTMP;SHOW

     In subsystem mode, enter ALLOW, followed by [Return].  You
     will be prompted with a ">".  Command parameters are
     accepted until an end-of-file is received, or until you
     EXIT.

     The operator may ALLOW console capabilities only to users
     who are currently logged on to the system, unless the @.@
     option of the ALLOW command is used.  In this case, all
     users are affected, whether or not they are logged on.
     Additional capabilities granted to a user last only for the
     duration of their current session; once the user logs off,
     any special capabilities previously assigned are no longer
     applicable.

     The user command SHOWALLOW indicates which operator
     commands have been allowed globally and to which specific
     user.  Refer to SHOWALLOW.

     This command can be issued from a session, job, program, or in
     BREAK.  Pressing [Break] has no effect on this command.  It is
     executable only from the console unless it is distributed to
     users with the ALLOW command.


EXAMPLE(S)

     To give the user MAC.TECH the ability to execute the REPLY
     and ABORTIO commands, you would enter the following on the
     system console

     ALLOW MAC.TECH;COMMANDS=REPLY,ABORTIO

     In subsystem mode, to give the user MGR.MANUALS the ability
     to execute the BREAKJOB command, you would enter the
     following on the system console

     ALLOW
     >MGR.MANUALS;COMMANDS=BREAKJOB
     >EXIT

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Commands:  DISALLOW, SHOWALLOW

Manuals :  Performing System Operation Tasks (32650-90137)