As there can be changes in company staffing, it may sometimes be necessary to change the ID of a View database's MASTER person.
Assigning someone as MASTER overrides any security otherwise on the database.
. Run SARINIT, with only the NAME=... card, to see whose ID is in the MASTER=... parameter.
. To start a new database, the first person granted Master authority is done so by use of SARINIT MASTER=... (a person's User ID).
. To gain access to an existing database, run SARINIT MASTER=user_ID, for the person to have Master Authority.
Note: If a change is made to the SARINIT MASTER=... parameter, a recycle of the SARSTC task does not need to be done, as the parameter will take immediate effect.
. Also, with the SARBCH program (in batch processing), someone can be given Master authority with use of control card:
/DEFUSER USER=xxxxxxxx MASTER=Y
. Once the new Master person is established, they can issue Command "DEF USER", at a View Primary panel, to be taken to the User Definition panel.
. In the User Definitions, in the "M" column, the Master person can assign Master authority to anyone else, by assigning a designation of "Y" (default, "N").