Jeff is right in theory though you would need to be careful whenever you run
an upgrade account.

If you really want to secure the VOC you would also need to lock out all
other forms of access such as UniObjects: you can easily create a little
VBScript to connect through with this and read/write/delete directly. And if
anyone can ever get to shell, you have the UVread, UVwrite and UVdelete

And if you make the account a SQL schema, the VOC is not a SQL table so you
can't use grant permissions.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Jeff Porterfield
Sent: 03 April 2012 23:04
Subject: Re: [U2] Universe: IF statements in parargraphs don't work anymore

Louie Bergsagel <louiebergsagel <at>> writes:

> No, that works fine.  You only need a label if you want to skip some
> Turns out somebody had deleted the VOC equal sign record "=".
> Which brings up a good security question, how do you prevent someone 
> from deleting things?  Put shell around ED and DELETE?
> It would be a bummer to have to make VOC read-only.
> On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 12:53 PM, Ron Hutchings <ron_hutchings <at> 
> wrote:
> > On Line 6 don't you need to go to a label to execute a command 
> > instead of trying to directly execute it?
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Check into the Security Subroutines section of the Administrators Guide.
1)  Make a temporary copy of ED in your VOC, call it ED.BAK.  This is your
backdoor in case of problems.  I would also have a separate account with a
pointer to the main account's VOC.  This account you can lock with a simple
paragraph that says if @LOGNAME isn't you, LOGOUT.
2) Write a security subroutine that conforms to the specs given in Chapter 8
of the Administrators guide. Catalog it in the global catalog.
2) Copy the verbs you want to secure, including ED, into your VOCLIB.
3) Change the verbs in the VOC to Remote pointers to your VOCLIB, and add
the name of your security routine to line 4. (I might suggest testing the R
pointers before applying the security routine.)
4) Once you're sure your security is working as planned, and that you can
use the ED program you've secured, then remove your back door ED.BAK.
Remember, you can still fix the VOC from your other account if you manage to
lock yourself out.

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