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Profile for Customizng Logoff Events

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112588D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Callaway, JR: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for establishing a profile for customizing logoff events.

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Profile for Customizng Logoff Events

      Disclosed is a method for establishing a profile for
customizing logoff events.

      In some Network Operating Systems (NOS), a logon profile may be
established for a network user.  This profile is a set of user- or
administrator-specified commands that are executed at network domain
logon time.  This allows a user or administrator to customize the
logon process.  However, there is no method available for customizing
the user logoff process.  Therefore, connections or applications that
an administrator may have started for a user via the logon profile
cannot be ended at network logoff time.  This may result in lost data
or abnormal application termination.

      The logoff process was modified to solve this problem.  Three
new profiles were added; the first allows logoff activities to
commence before network connections are broken.  The second allows
logoff activities to commence after network connections are broken.
Both profiles may be directly modified by the user or an
administrator.  The third profile is global to all users and may be
modified only by an administrator.  This allows an administrator to
reverse any actions that may have been taken in a global logon
script.

      The logoff program was modified to look for both user-specific
profiles in the user's database directory.  In addition, a switch was
added to allow a user to disable either or both of the user-unique
logoff profiles.  The g...