Important Updates to Cybersecurity Software
HelpSystems is updating the names of our cybersecurity software, including the Powertech product line. Don’t worry—the functionality of your products won’t change.
See the new names here.
HelpSystems Insite 2.5 introduces a number of changes that improve security.
A library named INSITELIB will be added to the IBM i systems that Insite connects to through a Product Connection. When Insite connects to the IBM i for the first time, you will be prompted to provide a user profile with Security Administrator (*SECADM) and All Object (*ALLOBJ) special authorities. These credentials are only used once to allow the INSITELIB library to be installed and to create two new user profiles. The credentials are not saved.
The new user profiles that are added are INSITEUSR and INSITEADM. These profiles function similarly to how RBTADMIN, PTADMIN, PLABADM and RBTUSER, PTUSER behave upon installation of Robot and Powertech products. With these user profiles, the requirements on Product Connections are relaxed. Before Insite 2.5, user profiles specified on Insite Product Connections had to possess special authorities. Insite 2.5 and higher versions allow you to specify user profiles that do not need to have special authorities.
All Insite product objects on IBM i systems are now owned by either INSITEADM or INSITEUSR. INSITEADM is a member of the user class *SECOFR and has All Object (*ALLOBJ) authority. INSITEUSR is a member of the user class *USER and has Job Control (*JOBCTL) and Save System (*SAVSYS) special authorities. Both profiles are shipped with passwords set to *NONE, so the profiles cannot be used to sign on to your system. This increases the security of those profiles.
The INSITEADM and INSITEUSR profiles were created for the following reasons:
Note that if you decide to change any attributes on the INSITEADM or INSITEUSR profiles, HelpSystems cannot guarantee the stability of our products and unexpected results may occur. Do not change the user profiles to have a password other than *NONE.
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