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Method and System for Recording and Auditing User Actions in Complex Hardware Management Console (HMC) Systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234798D
Publication Date: 2014-Feb-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 32K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for recording and auditing user actions in complex Hardware Management Console (HMC) systems.

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Method and System for Recording and Auditing User Actions in Complex Hardware Management Console (HMC) Systems

Disclosed is a method and system for recording and auditing user actions in complex Hardware Management Console (HMC) systems. The method and system provides a framework such that recorded information regarding user actions is maintained and associated with threads on the HMC. The user information (acting user information) is maintained in one or more types of threads that are used on HMC's. While one or more of the threads records an event into logs, the acting user information is fetched from the threads and included in the log without requiring the code that performs the log to include the user information. The acting user information includes attributes such as user name for logging into the HMC, Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) associated with the user used to login into the HMC, the machine type, model and serial number of the HMC that authenticates the user, the console name of the HMC that authenticated the user, the session ID given for the authentication and the type of the authentication, User Interface (UI) or Web Service Application Program Interface (WSAPI) or Common Information Model Object Manager (CIMOM).

In accordance with the method and system, the framework provides a solution involved in establishing threads that authenticates a user to the HMC along with information about the user. If one of these threads result in the request being propagated across a network connection, to another HMC, the acting user information is also propagated and established for the receiving thread on the remote system. In addition, the acting user information is associated with any thread started from the receiving thread. When any of these threads perform an audit type function,...