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Access Control Method on Software Distribution System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033097D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Nov-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Nov-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a software system using distributing group ID combined with enterprise ID managing thousands of network access and load balancing on service servers in a common platform software distribution system for service providers.

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Access Control Method on Software Distribution System

Disclosed is a software system using distributing group ID combined with enterprise ID managing thousands of network access and load balancing on service servers in a common platform software distribution system for service providers.

Distribution service Management

System

Administrator Console

Software Contents

Distributing Group ID

User ID

User ID

Enterprise ID

Enterprise ID

Enterprise ID

 Contract Management DB

   User Management DB

Register/Update/ Delete

4.Job submitting 3.Uploading

Device ID

User ID

Software contents

Enterprise ID

Distributing Group ID

Device Management System

  Device Management DB

2.Enroll

Device Enrollment System

1.EnrollUser ID, Device ID

5.Polling

Client System

6.Scheduling

Device Agent

Scheduler

Device ID

Known issues

   For an enterprise, to construct a software distribution system, performance tuning and scalability planning are always nightmare and difficult to manage. It always requires more resource than investment expected.

   For a service provider offering common software distribution service platform, to prevent overload from service access, it always requires more resource than expected in calculating and scheduling for each software distribution service. It is unacceptable for an enterprise to have too much service unavailable time.

   For an application provider, it can be nightmare to submit software distribution job service if it has to take care of performance tuning and scalability planning.

How does this system solve issues ...

This system introduce "distributing group ID" combined with enterprise ID to manage service schedule; differentiate ser...