User is allowed to run rmview -uuid without having the correct credentials

Technote (troubleshooting)


This technote identifies an issue that can occur in IBM Rational ClearCase where a user is able to successfully run a cleartool rmview -uuid against a view without having the correct credentials to do so.


A cleartool rmview -uuid succeeds on a view for which the user does not own.

The rmview manual pages states the following identity restrictions:

You must have one of the following identities:                 
    * View owner                                               
    * root (UNIX and Linux)                                   
    * Member of the ClearCase administrators group (ClearCase on Windows)                                                     
    * Local administrator of the ClearCase LT server host (ClearCase LT on Windows)'     
It is possible to run a cleartool rmview -uuid on a view that another user owns. Without any of these permissions any user can run cleartool rmview -uuid on any view.

However, running a normal cleartool rmview <view-name> (without the -uuid argument) is not allowed for the same user and same view.


This issue has been identified as a product defect under APAR PK97847.

Resolving the problem

The defect has been resolved in ClearCase, and

Document information

More support for:

Rational ClearCase

Software version:

7.0,, 7.0.1,, 7.1,

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:


Modified date:


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