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Configurability of Verification Type for Logon

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106108D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for configuring the type of verification performed during a network logon in OS/2*Lan Server 3.0*.

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Configurability of Verification Type for Logon

      Disclosed is a method for configuring the type of verification
performed during a network logon in OS/2*Lan Server 3.0*.

      A user must have a valid userid and (optional) password to
access resources in a domain.  When a user first attempts to access
any resource in a domain, the server that contains the resource
validates the user/id password.  This validation is performed once
for every new server that a user attempts to access.

      Previously, it was required that validation be performed at
logon time, in addition to the per-server validation.  This was
time-consuming and restrictive.

      This problem is solved by providing three types of validation
that can be performed at logon: none, local, or domain.  Domain
validation provides functionally similar to existing logon methods.
Local validation allows a user to validate their userid/password
against their local copy of an accounts database.  Finally, a user
may disable logon validation completely by selecting "none".
However, security is not compromised, since per-server validation is
not affected.

      The validation type can be configured at a per-attempt level,
or for all logon attempts performed at a workstation.

      This solution increases the versatility of the product, as well
as improving logon performance for the "local" and "none" selections.

*Trademark of IBM Corp.