HP OpenVMS Guide to System Security: OpenVMS Version 8.4 > Appendix A Assigning Privileges
The BYPASS privilege allows the user's process full access to all protected objects, totally bypassing UIC-based protection, access control list (ACL) protection, and mandatory access controls. With the BYPASS privilege, a process has unlimited access to the system. Among the operations that can be performed are
Grant this privilege with extreme caution because it overrides all object protection. It should be reserved for use by well-tested, reliable programs and command procedures. The SYSPRV privilege is adequate for interactive use because it ultimately grants access to all objects while still providing access checks. The READALL privilege is adequate for backup operations.