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AUTHORIZE Format 1 Operand

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102963D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Janis, FL: AUTHOR

Abstract

This paper deals with the creation of the DIA AUTHORIZE operand. This operand is used to make any changes to parameters in the DIA Access Control Model Object. It functions the same as the MODIFY- DATA operand, but it was created to keep changes to access control information separate from changes to other DIA parameters. This is a step to allow access control decisions to be separate from other DIA Service actions.

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AUTHORIZE Format 1 Operand

      This paper deals with the creation of the DIA AUTHORIZE
operand.  This operand is used to make any changes to parameters in
the DIA Access Control Model Object. It functions the same as the
MODIFY- DATA operand, but it was created to keep changes to access
control information separate from changes to other DIA parameters.
This is a step to allow access control decisions to be separate from
other DIA Service actions.

      The changes to the Access Control Model Object (ACMO) was
accomplished with the MODIFY-DATA operand. This allowed changes to
access control information to be made at the same instance with
changes to other DIA parameters. This created problems with possible
errors on the modification of other DIA parameters causing a rollback
on changes to access control information, as all changes in the
MODIFY-DATA operand must be successful or no changes are committed.

      The DIA AUTHORIZE (Format 1) operand can be specified on a FILE
command to define the Access Control Model Object (ACMO) for a new
document. Previously there was no method to specify ACMO parameters
on a FILE command, so the AUTHORIZE operand was created to solve the
problem. It also can be specified on a MODIFY command to change the
content of the ACMO. It allows the user to create, add, delete, or
modify ACMO parameters. The AUTHORIZE (Format 1) operand consists of
an introducer wrapper, an object identifier, an operation code,
delete parameter value...