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Advanced Function Presentation Distributed Client/Server Security Authorization Model

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112431D
Original Publication Date: 1994-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 55K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chen, W: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

Disclosed is the model for Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) security authorization design in a distributed client/server environment. The attached Figure illustrates an overview of the model.

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Advanced Function Presentation Distributed Client/Server Security
Authorization Model

      Disclosed is the model for Advanced Function Presentation (AFP)
security authorization design in a distributed client/server
environment.  The attached Figure illustrates an overview of the
model.

      There is an IBM-only new extension to International
Organization for Standardization / Document Printing Application
standard - Resource Directory Object.  The extension has the
following characteristics:

o   The extension makes the design scalable and the security
    authorization processing efficient.

o   The object's visibility, addressability, and distributability in
    a network enable the model's centralized-management capability.

o   The object is the key to the seamless integration of AFP resource
    handling into the model.

o   The object provides an O/S independent and unique way of
    identifying printing resources - the underlying O/S file
    structure and naming conventions are hidden from the model.

The key features of this disclosure are:

o   Resource Directory Object - The object contains the following
    attributes:

    -   Identifier

    -   Format - MO:DCA-P, PostScript, or HP-PCL

    -   Type - Form Definition, Page Definition, Font, Overlay, Page
        Segment

   -   Address - resource directory path name

          The object exists in the server's Print Object Database
    (PDB)....