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Shared ID Manager for Lotus Notes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000224082D
Publication Date: 2012-Dec-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 93K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a tool to more efficiently manage shared IDs for email management software. The tool addresses all the shared ID guidelines established by a company (i.e., the company that is using the email management system with shared IDs) and applies them to the software’s shared IDs management.

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Shared ID Manager for Lotus Notes

This application addresses all shared ID guidelines pertaining to user identification (IDs) for email management software. When the email software has the ability to store the passwords within the ID file, as opposed to other platforms where access is granted via username/password, the methods to manage the shared ID database are not always efficient.

The solution is a tool that addresses all the shared ID guidelines established by a company (i.e., the company that is using the email management system with shared IDs) and applies them to the software's shared IDs management. This solution automates and logs all ID "switching". The tool never provides the end user with the ID file or the password, all is handled by the back-end.

The tool is simple to implement. The template (.ntf) is distributed with a hidden design, which prevents modification with the email management system development client, and is performed via the standard new database creation process. The user creates the database from the template provided.

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The main features and components of the Shared ID Manager for Email Management Software include:


 Resides in customer's server environment, therefore it can interact with the ID files and enforce password changing upon check-in


 All actions are coded in script specific to the email management software, such as Switching to selected ID, database signing, wh...