VMS::Persona provides an interface to the persona system services that showed up in VMS version 6.2. They basically allow a process to change users, complete with all the provs, rights, and whatnot of the user who's persona is being assumed.

Pretty nifty, 'specially if you need to have SYSTEM do something in Oracle (which otherwise requires annoying batch submission or loginout games)

Special instructions for compiling on VMS

None. It's a VMS-specific module.

More Detail

The persona services are only available on VMS 6.2 and up, so it won't compile on older versions of the OS.

Module Author

Dan Sugalski

Last Update 30-December-1997
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