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Enhanced PROFS Administrator Tools

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061654D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kelley, SA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The PROFS Program Product installed on a host processor requires the services of a single individual for the sole purpose of administrating the program operation. Because of this need there is a constant effort to reduce the amount of work preformed by that administrator. During the course of a day, maintenance performed on PROFS by the administrator includes deleting some users and replacing other users in the PROFS User Authorization Directory. Currently the PROFS Administrator must perform the deleting function on the calendar machine one user at a time, and must perform the renaming function by logging onto two different machines and barring access to the calendar data base machine by the user community during the renaming process.

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Enhanced PROFS Administrator Tools

The PROFS Program Product installed on a host processor requires the services of a single individual for the sole purpose of administrating the program operation. Because of this need there is a constant effort to reduce the amount of work preformed by that administrator. During the course of a day, maintenance performed on PROFS by the administrator includes deleting some users and replacing other users in the PROFS User Authorization Directory. Currently the PROFS Administrator must perform the deleting function on the calendar machine one user at a time, and must perform the renaming function by logging onto two different machines and barring access to the calendar data base machine by the user community during the renaming process. This enhancement would allow the PROFS Administrator to handle all "delete" requests at once by using a list of names of all users to be deleted instead of one user at a time. The rename function is accomplished by logging onto one machine only, and after completing the rename, issue the request to the second machine which could preform the request without barring access to the calendar. Because of this enhancement the PROFS Administrator can handle large amounts of delete and rename requests with less manual intervention and user interruption.

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