File Access Validation Module

Whenever a Fileshare Server receives an open request on a file from a Fileshare Client, the Fileshare Server calls the Fileshare Security at Open validation module (FSSecOpn).

The Fileshare Security at Open Validation module supplied with Fileshare allows any Fileshare Client to access a data file. If you need to restrict access to specific files, you must provide your own, alternative, Fileshare Security at Open Validation module for the Fileshare Server to call.

If the Fileshare Security at Open Validation module allows the file access, the operation is allowed to complete. If the module does not allow the file access, a file status of 9/037 "access denied" is returned to the Fileshare Client and the operation is not allowed to complete.

Note:

This file access security check is entirely independent of the Fileshare Password System and the User Supplied Logon Validation Module.

The sequence of steps that your program and Fileshare follow are:

  1. Your program registers its user-ID and password with the File Handling Redirector password module. This information is used when the Fileshare Client first logs onto the Fileshare Server.
  2. When your program subsequently performs an I/O operation on a file that it does not have open (such as an Open or Delete file operation), the Fileshare Server calls the Fileshare Security at Open Validation module (FSSecOpn)

You can replace the supplied Fileshare Security at Open Validation module with one of your own in order to use your own criteria for validating the open request. Your new module must comply with the Fileshare Security at Open Validation module's interface described below

Syntax:

call "fssecopn" using filename
                      filename-length
                      operation-code
                      user-ID
                      return-status

Parameters:

filename pic x(n).
filename-length pic x(2) comp-x.
operation-code pic x(2) comp-x.
user-ID pic x(20).
return-status pic x comp-x.

On Entry:

filename The name of the data file that the Fileshare Client wants to open
filename-length The length of filename
operation-code The operation code specifying the I/O operation. These codes are those used by the Callable File Handler. See your online help for details on the Callable File Handler.
user-ID The user-ID of the Fileshare Client making the open request

On Exit:

return-status Set to 0 if the open request is allowed. Any other status indicates that the Fileshare Client is not allowed to open the data file and an error status is returned.

Comments:

Windows:

You can create your own fssecopn module and link it into the Fileshare Server. See the section Linking the Fileshare Server on Windows in the chapter Advanced Operation for further details.

UNIX:

You can create your own fssecopn module in generated code format and replace the one supplied in your COBOL system directory.