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LOGON, Security, and Accounting Enhancements in Computing Systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035231D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 73K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Becker, DJ: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Logon, security and accounting enhancements were designed and written to speed up and simplify the logon process to IMS/VS and its application subsystems. They were also designed to centralize and improve accounting statistics and to resolve security exposures in the IMS/VS product.

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LOGON, Security, and Accounting Enhancements in Computing Systems

Logon, security and accounting enhancements were designed and written to speed up and simplify the logon process to IMS/VS and its application subsystems. They were also designed to centralize and improve accounting statistics and to resolve security exposures in the IMS/VS product.

The feature enables the logon process to be the same for all users and for all IMS/VS application systems. It gives users quick access to application subsystems, because all the accounting and security data is verified during logon to IMS/VS. Users can add or change information in the application parameter field 1 if needed, and can press a program function (PF) key to enter the application subsystem. The local exit module rearranges data in the IMS/VS buffer as required by the application subsystem input formats 2. Control then returns to IMS/VS, and the application subsystem continues with user logon 3. See the figure for the complete list of commands and options offered by the feature.

The linkage feature, which takes advantage of the Message Format Services MFS to allow easy switching of application subsystems, solves numerous customer problems: 1) The new design will hold one user's message in the queue while another user attempts to log on, thus protecting the fast user's messages. 2) After the user enters his password, LOGON returns these messages to the user in the message field of the LOGON panel. Your RACF Pas...