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Authority for Navigator for i Monitors



For the new Navigator Access Authorization Options, see


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Monitor Authority
For quick access to system monitors,  add the user profile to these authorization lists:
  • QNAVMNTR (new) or QINAVMNTR (heritage)
  • QPMCCDATA - for viewing data

Monitor function access requirements

New Navigator Monitors uses QNAVMNTR and QPMCCFCN Authorization Lists:

If a user is in both QNAVMNTR and QPMCCFCN, they can perform all the available function with New Navigator System Monitors. 

New Navigator PDI uses and QPMCCDATA Authorization List:
QPMCCDATA is required to view the resulting collections with Performance Data Investigator (PDI)
Description of action
New Navigator: With access through authorization lists
*ALLOBJ authority
View System & Message Monitors Monitors-> System or Message Yes with QNAVMNTR *USE
Visualize System Monitor Data "Dashboard" Display real-time monitor data with all metrics on dashboard (PDI) Yes with *USE in QPMCCDATA authority list Yes
Investigate System Monitor Data Display the selected single metric with PDI charts Yes with *USE in QPMCCDATA authority list Yes
Event Log Show the event log entries for this monitor Yes with QNAVMNTR *USE Yes


Note: A new monitor needs to be started after creation

Start this system monitor (conditional)
- system monitor also requires QPMCCFCN *USE
Stop Stop this system monitor (conditional)
- system monitor also requires QPMCCFCN *USE
New Based on Create a system monitor based on selected one Yes with QNAVMNTR *ALL Yes
Delete Delete this system monitor (available for "stopped" monitors) Yes with QNAVMNTR *ALL Yes
Properties - [Edit] Display or change the attributes of this monitor Yes with QNAVMNTR *ALL Yes
System Monitor ->Summary Yes with QNAVMNTR *USE
Monitor Server  Start or Stop N/A Yes

Heritage Navigator: for a monitor you do not own
Visualize Monitor Data Yes
Investigate Monitor Data Yes
Event Log Yes


Note: A new monitor needs to be started after creation

Stop NO
New Based on Yes
Delete NO
Properties Yes
Monitor Server  N/A

Authorization Lists
Monitor Data Queue
Access to the monitor data queue is provided through the QNAVMNTR authorization list
New Navigator Monitors - QNAVMNTR
Heritage Monitors - QINAVMNTR
The following functions can be performed by a user profile with either
  • *ALLOBJ special authority (for example, User Class *SECOFR authority with *ALLOBJ)
  • Access through the specified authorization list

For correct access needed to run System or Message Monitors task in the IBM Navigator for i GUI, add a user profile to the authorization lists. 

Authorization List Description Start, stop, or delete monitor (*see ownership requirements above) To view the system monitor metrics graphs with Performance Data Investigator
Access to the new monitor data queue Yes Not applicable
QINAVMNTR - Heritage Access to the heritage monitor data queue NO Not applicable
QPMCCFCN Access to the performance tools function Yes Yes
QPMCCDATA Access to the performance tools data Not applicable Yes
  • With New Navigator only, it is allowed for a user profile to start, stop, or delete a monitor owned by another profile if they are included in both authorization lists
  • For information on the PDI authority requirements, see Authorization Requirements for PDI

Adding a User Profile

Adding a user profile to the authorization list can be done with the IBM Navigator for i GUI interface or through the green screen command line:

Navigator for i:

Authorization Lists

Figure 1: Open Authorization Lists under Security (or use search bar)

  • Filter on "QNAVMNTR" to find the lists
  • Select Permissions to view and edit the list.
  • Select Add to put in a new user profile.
  • Select Specify... and type in user profile, or select from list.
  • Select Ok or Apply to complete add

Green Screen Commands:

Use the EDTAUTL command on IBM i:

    • QINAVMNTR for heritage version
  2. Click F6 for Add new user
  3. <usrprf> *ALL

For one-line command use:

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Document Information

Modified date:
06 June 2022