HP OpenVMS Guide to System Security > Appendix A Assigning Privileges

SHARE Privilege (All)

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The SHARE privilege lets processes assign channels to devices allocated to other processes or to a nonshared device using the Assign I/O Channel ($ASSIGN) system service.

Grant this privilege only to system processes such as print symbionts. Otherwise, an irresponsible user can interfere with the operation of devices belonging to other users.