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A Tool for Automation of the Process of Granting an Access to the Web Server

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015236D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jul-21
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Since the web servers are not provided any tools to process web requesters automatically, validate requester's input on the fly, and also manage to use the same password for the different groups of users in the web server, these processes were automated by some PERL scripts. This also can be done using Servlet and Java script.

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A Tool for Automation of the Process of Granting an Access to the Web Server

Since the web servers are not provided any tools to process web requesters automatically, validate requester's input on the fly, and also manage to use the same password for the different groups of users in the web server, these processes were automated by some PERL scripts. This also can be done using Servlet and Java script.

To grant or reject access to the users, a CGI in PERL or a Servlet can be created to gather the requester's information (Serial#, Department # and Internet Address) from a form and compare it against the personnel directory by using the provided directory APIs, then write this information into the database table for further processing; to grant or reject the access to the requester. When the requester enters the information in a form, the CGI or Servlet does the following:

Checks the requester's input against the personnel directory. If the requester's info is correct, it follows with the rest of processing.

Sends an e-mail to the web admin. with the requester's information. Informs the requester's manager, which is part of security standards for providers of network and computing services, for any protective web sites.

The granting or rejecting of access to users can be processed by a script written in PERL, a Servlet, or JSP in Java. This program can do the following:

Generate a password, which meets the following rules:

- Password is six characters in length.

- Contains at least one alphabetic and one non-alphabetic character.

- Contains a non-numeric character in the first and last position.

- Contains no two identical consecutive cha...