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User Object for LAN Server Account

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112233D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Callaway, JR: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to provide a single user interface for managing information associated with a LAN Server account. The IBM OS/2* LAN Server does not have a single interface that allows a user logged on to a LAN Server domain to view or update his or her information in a user account. Currently, a user can use either the NET USER command or the User Profile Management PM interface to view or update some information about the account. If a user wants to view or update the logon assignments, he or she has to use another interface. Providing several interfaces for managing the user account information is very confusing to the user and needs to be replaced with a single interface.

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User Object for LAN Server Account

      Disclosed is a method to provide a single user interface for
managing information associated with a LAN Server account.  The IBM
OS/2* LAN Server does not have a single interface that allows a user
logged on to a LAN Server domain to view or update his or her
information in a user account.  Currently, a user can use either the
NET USER command or the User Profile Management PM interface to view
or update some information about the account.  If a user wants to
view or update the logon assignments, he or she has to use another
interface.  Providing several interfaces for managing the user
account information is very confusing to the user and needs to be
replaced with a single interface.

      This problem is solved by creating a USER object which provides
a single interface for managing all the information associated with
the user account.  This object is created by defining a new class
'UsrFldr' as a subclass of the OS/2 Workplace Shell class WPFolder
and creating the USER object as an instance of the 'UsrFldr' class.
The USER object folder, created when a user logs on, has the
following properties:

o   It contains the user's Network Applications folder containing
    network applications as program objects.

o   A new notebook tab called "Properties" is added to the settings
    view of the user object.  The "Properties" tab contains settings
    pages for viewing and updating the user's account information...