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READALL is a privilege that allows a process to bypass existing restrictions that would otherwise prevent the process from reading an object (such as UIC Protection and ACLs. However, unlike the BYPASS privilege, which permits writing and deleting, READALL permits only the reading of objects and allows updating of such backup-related file characteristics as the backup date. It is intended to be an adequate privilege for backing up volumes. The READALL privilege lets a process perform the following tasks:

Task Interface
Read a user authorization record $GETUAI
Display permanent network database records NCP