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Automated Management of Quarterly & Annual Validation of Users

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015107D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jul-21
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Automated Management of Quarterly Annual Validation of Users The Quarterly Review and Annual Revalidation of a large number of system users (e.g. website users) is part of the security standard, for providers of network and computing services, and there is no tool provided in this regard. A Java application and a PERL script have been created to handle these jobs in order to prevent the tedious manual work (comparisons of all the users in the list against the personnel directory).

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Automated Management of Quarterly & Annual Validation of Users

The Quarterly Review and Annual Revalidation of a large number of system users (e.g. website users) is part of the security standard, for providers of network and computing services, and there is no tool provided in this regard. A Java application and a PERL script have been created to handle these jobs in order to prevent the tedious manual work (comparisons of all the users in the list against the personnel directory).

The purpose ofthe Quarterly Review is to ensure the removal of user IDs and the access capabilities of individuals no longer employed and not in the directory. The purpose of the Annual Revalidation is to revalidate all the users with access.

A Java application, was created to read the password file with the following format, <UserID>: :<Serial#>,<First Name> <Last Name>,<Department#>, <Location>
compare each individual user with the Personnel directory automatically, and send it into three different files as follows:

NOTFOUND.LIST


1.


2.

MISMATCH.LIST


3.

NOTFOUND.LIST is the list of users who are not in the company directory anymore. This list should be deleted from the password files.

MISMATCH.LIST is the list of the users who were moved to different departments within the organization. The password file can be revised with their new department, or the users from this list can be removed from the password file depending on the criteria used for their systems or web access.

OK.LIST is the list of the users who did not change departments and are still in the directory. A PERL script, or an a...