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Managing User Logon Assignments through an Application Interface

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112713D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 28K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Callaway, JR: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for managing users' network logon assignments through an application interface.

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Managing User Logon Assignments through an Application Interface

   Disclosed is a method for managing users' network logon
assignments through an application interface.

   In an IBM OS/2* LAN Server, logon assignments are drive or device
connections that are made to domain aliases at user logon time.
Administrators are restricted to managing logon assignments through
the Full-Screen Interface (FSI).  Additionally, an administrator can
only manage assignments for those users that are defined to the
domain that an administrator is logged onto.

   Two Application Program Interfaces (APIs), NetUserGetLogonAsn and
NetUserSetLogonAsn, were created to remove these restrictions.  A
user can develop simple applications to manage logon assignments.
The "get" function allows the user to retrieve the logon assignments
for a user; file, serial, or printer assignments can be retrieved in
any combination.  The "set" function allows the user to establish a
list of connections that are made for a user at logon time.  Both of
these APIs use information stored in the LAN Server Domain Control
Database (DCDB).

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