Deleting Users from the Authorization File

The DELETE USER command removes a User record from the Authorization file. Following is the command format and parameters. The required parameters and keywords appear in bold print.

Label Command Parameters
(optional) DELete USER WHERE (
    USERID = (nodename, user ID) | (list)
    CASE = YES | NO
Parameter Description

(USERID = (nodename, user ID) | (list) )

This parameter specifies which user records to delete.

USERID = (nodename, user ID) | (list)

This parameter specifies the record to delete from the IBM® Connect:Direct® Authorization file.

nodename specifies the node ID of the User record that is searched. The nodename is a 1–16 character alphanumeric string.

Note: Connect:Direct for z/OS® does not accept the following characters for the node name:
  • < less than
  • ¬ logical not
  • , comma
  • > greater than
  • = equal sign
  • / forward slash
  • * asterisk
  • \ backward slash
  • ' single quote
  • " double quote
  • ( open parenthesis
  • ) close parenthesis
Important: Characters used in Netmap Node Names (or Secure+ Node Names or Secure+ Alias Names) should be restricted to A-Z, a-z, 0-9 and @ # $ . _ - to ensure that the entries can be properly managed by Control Center, Connect:Direct Browser User Interface, or Sterling Connect:Direct Application Interface for Java (AIJ) programs.

The user ID parameter specifies the user ID of the User record. The complete user ID consists of the nodename and the user ID enclosed in parentheses and separated by a comma.

The list parameter specifies a list of user IDs.

CASE is the only optional parameter.

Parameter Description
CASE = Yes | No This parameter specifies whether nodename and user ID parameters are case sensitive. This choice overrides the case designation selected at session signon and is in effect only for this command. The default is the designation made at session signon.