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Time driven dynamic role of LDAP attribute types

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000168853D
Original Publication Date: 2008-Mar-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Mar-31
Document File: 4 page(s) / 98K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A method is disclosed to define a new attribute type framework for LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) directory server, which would describe the usage of the time driven dynamic role (must or may attribute) of the attribute types.This would help directory administrators to set the time driven dynamic role for attribute types. The LDAP requires the contents of the LDAP entry must store each attribute value with mapped respective entry attribute types. The LDAP entry is a collection of one or more attribute types. Each attribute comprises of "type" and one or more "values".

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Time driven dynamic role of LDAP attribute types

Names: Virag S Patel

This invention defines the framework for developing schemas to use time driven dynamic role of attributes for directories accessible via LDAP. Schema is a collection of attribute type definitions, which are in turn a part of object class definitions.

All data are stored as attributes in directory server. By providing the time driven dynamic role for attribute level would be a great advantage for the directory administrator. Proposed changes would help directory administrator to set time driven dynamic role for attributes. This feature could be very useful to provide the time driven dynamic role support for attribute types.

The proposed new attribute type framework is as given below.

Attributetypes = (

NAME

DESC

EQUALITY

SYNTAX

USAGE

DYNAMIC_ROLE

TYPE

ALLDAY

FROM

TO

FULLTIME

IN

BETWEEN

)

Note: The text in bold are proposed new changes.

Where,


DYNAMIC_ROLE indicates that directory administrator wants to enable the dynamic role for the selected attribute.

TYPE indicates that directory administrator wants to perform a MAY or MUST attribute role. ALLDAY indicates that directory administrator wants to perform the selected role permanently or for each time interval based.

FROM indicates that directory administrator changes dynamic role for the attribute on the given starting date.

YYYY indicates four digit year


MM indicates two digit month (01=January, etc.)

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