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Composed View for User Account Object

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107802D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 72K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Austen, RF: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

In the Distributed Computing Environment (DCE), a user account is an object that forms a relationship between the multiple subobjects. Its name is a combination of the objects to which it relates, namely the principal, the group, and the organization. It is not always clear to the user how an account differs from a principal (one of the subobjects).

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Composed View for User Account Object

       In the Distributed Computing Environment (DCE), a user
account is an object that forms a relationship between the multiple
subobjects.  Its name is a combination of the objects to which it
relates, namely the principal, the group, and the organization.  It
is not always clear to the user how an account differs from a
principal (one of the subobjects).

      Past implementations have also required these objects to be
defined in a predetermined order such that the subobjects were
required to be defined prior to the definition of the user account.
These objects were also administered through a prompted command line
interface in the DCE environment.  This forces the administrator to
know where the subobjects were defined and to be familiar with their
relationships to each other.  Fig. 1 shows the conceptual
relationship of these subobjects to the user account.

      This article describes a solution in which a composed view of
the object would be displayed when the administrator opened the user
account object.  Fig. 2 shows an example of a composed view of the
user account object.  The composed view would graphically show the
subobjects that are related to define the account.  The administrator
then has a graphical image to associate with the user account.  In
addition, since these are defined as objects and subobjects, the
administrator could very easily directly manipulate these subobjects
in order to change...