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The AS/400 Takes You Securely Where You Want to Go
This article on the built-in security features of the AS/400 system originally appeared in the Midrange Computing’s Showcase Magazine, June 2000.

stored value visa  can be retained, or stored, on the client host system. If it is setup so that the authentication data cannot be retained on the client system, the AS/400 will prompt the user for an ID and password. A similar parameter exists for TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, and Lotus Notes networks called FFQRETSVRSEC. Access User Classes Every user client of an AS/400 has a profile. A user profile contains security fields that specify values for class, ownership, authority, scheduling priorities, device sessions, and privileged

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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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