User Logon Profile
Original Publication Date: 1991-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-03
Arnold, HH: AUTHOR [+4]
Currently User Profile Management only provides for users to logon one at a time. The User Logon Profile (ULP) will provide an efficient way to logon a list of predefined users associated with a local user ID.
User Logon Profile
User Profile Management only provides for users
to logon one at a time. The User Logon Profile (ULP) will provide an
efficient way to logon a list of predefined users associated with a
local user ID.
The ULP is an
addition to the User Profile Management (UPM)
subsystem, which is part of OS/2 ES and LS. UPM allows users to logon
locally and remotely. A local user is a user defined on the current
local workstation. This user, when logged on, gets validated against
a local database on the current workstation. The ULP will provide a
way to associate a list of pre-defined users with each local user ID.
A user logon
profile contains user IDs and passwords for
specific remote destinations, remote nodes and/or LUs (Logical
Units). Each 4-tuple consist of a user ID, password, remote type, and
remote name. The remote type is either a remote node or LU. The
remote name is the name of either the remote node or the LU.
logon profile will be maintained on disk in some
encrypted form. When a local user logs on, his user logon profile is
loaded into the system memory and used to initialize an internal
logon table. The user logon profiles of the other users are not
loaded. There is at most only one user logon profile loaded in the
system memory at any point in time. In order for his user logon
profile to be loaded, the user must be defined in User Profile
Management as local user and because User Profile Management provides
for both single and multiple local logons, the user can only have his
user logon profile loaded when only single local logons are allowed.
After a local user has logged on to User Profile Management with his
user logon profile loaded, User Profile Management will reject any