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Maximum Access Authorization Support in Search

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103209D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Wang, DS: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a method for allowing library users to specify that the maximum access status information is to be returned and stored in the search result list on a SEARCH command.

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Maximum Access Authorization Support in Search

      This article describes a method for allowing library users to
specify that the maximum access status information is to be returned
and stored in the search result list on a SEARCH command.

      A library user who requests that a SEARCH command be executed
may also wish to include the maximum access control information that
s/he has to the objects in the search result list.  Currently,
because of the lack of information about the user's maximum access
control information to the objects in the search result list, the
success or failure of an operation to the search result list is
purely by chance. For example, CHECKOUT operation may work, DELETE
operation may fail, MOVE operation may work, etc.

      This article provides a mechanism whereby a library user can
specify on a SEARCH command that the maximum access status
information is to be returned and stored in a search result list.
When the user subsequently processes the individual items of the
search result list, s/he can then request more "meaningful"
operations based on the maximum access status information.  This will
minimize the "gambling" aspect of the current architecture.  This
function is provided by allowing library users to specify on a SEARCH
command that the maximum access status parameter is to be returned in
the search result list via the DESCRIPTION- CONTENT-DEFINITION
operand.

      Disclosed anonymously.