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List of IDS With No Authorizations Under New ID Panel

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100650D
Original Publication Date: 1990-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Curry, SM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for easily granting database, table or view authorizations to a defined user ID that holds no authorization.

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List of IDS With No Authorizations Under New ID Panel

       Disclosed is a method for easily granting database, table
or view authorizations to a defined user ID that holds no
authorization.

      OS/2* Extended Edition version 1.2 has added the concept of IDs
and authorizations associated with each ID. The authorization of a
specific ID determines the manner in which that ID can access a data
base, table or view.  Under Query Manager, there is a menu interface
that allows an ID with no current authorization to be selected so
that authorizations can be granted.  This menu interface is similar
to that shown in Fig. 2 and is accessed by selecting ---NEW--- on the
menu shown in Fig. 1.

      When List is selected from the menu in Fig. 2, a list of IDs
that are registered with the system user profile manager, but hold no
authorizations for the object in question, is displayed (Fig. 3).
This allows the administrator to easily grant authorities to new IDs.

      This concept can be generalized beyond the database
authorization case to include the granting any property to a set of
elements that does not hold the property.  That is, when adding a new
element to a set of elements holding a property, produce a list of
those elements that do not hold the property in order to make the
selection of a new element easier.

      *  Trademark of IBM Corp.