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Method for Assigning Network Applications to Users and Groups

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112310D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 61K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Foltz, RC: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for assigning network applications to users and groups.

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Method for Assigning Network Applications to Users and Groups

      Disclosed is a method for assigning network applications to
users and groups.

      In some Network Operating Systems (NOS), defining a network
application and adding it to the users' application selector lists is
very tedious and slow.  Consider an administrative task of defining a
new network application and adding this application to the
application selector lists of ten users belonging to different
groups.  First, the LAN administrator has to create the new
application by using the template application object or by dragging a
program object into the Manage Applications folder.  Next, the LAN
administrator has to locate the user objects for the ten users by
opening the group folders.  After the user objects are identified,
the administrator has to drag the application object and drop it on
each user object, which will result in ten drag and drop operations.

This administrative task is even more cumbersome when using the LAN
Full Screen Interface.

      Created a new level of data structure for storing all the
information associated with a network application.  The new data
structure contains a list of users and groups to which the network
application is assigned.

      The existing APIs for managing applications are modified to
support the level four data structure.  The following changes were
made to the application object in the Manage Applications folder.

      A new popup-menu for adding or updating the user and group list
associated with the application is add...