*SAVSYS special authority

Save system (*SAVSYS) special authority gives the user the authority to save, restore, and free storage for all objects on the system, regardless of whether the user has object existence authority to the objects.

Risks: The user with *SAVSYS special authority can:
  • Save an object and take it to another system to be restored.
  • Save an object and display the tape to view the data.
  • Save an object and free storage, thus deleting the data portion of the object.
  • Save a document and delete it.