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A Method and System for Automating Virtual Private Network (VPN) User for Service Providers in SoftLayer to Support Standard Environment Processes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000240982D
Publication Date: 2015-Mar-16
Document File: 3 page(s) / 36K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for utilizing SoftLayer's Application Program Interface (API) and Master API keys for standard automation. The keys are defined when a user account is created in SoftLayer. When the user account is created a "master user" is defined with an API key. Thereafter, the user can use the master account and the API key to create additional users account for automation purposes.

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A Method and System for Automating Virtual Private Network (VPN) User for Service Providers in SoftLayer to Support Standard Environment Processes
Disclosed is a method and system for utilizing SoftLayer's Application Program Interface (API) and Master API keys for standard automation. The keys are defined when a user account is created in SoftLayer. When the user account is created a "master user" is defined with an API key. Thereafter, the user can use the master account and the API key to create additional users account for automation purposes.

Usually, when a new user account is created in SoftLayer, the SoftLayer architecture defines a master user and API key. The user has an option to access all features within the account. The user can use the API key to create an additional users account and also to limit access to features and servers. Using this user (or a custom user with create user authority) and appropriate API key for each account, the automation can create a standard user for an automated process such as

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(ex: netscan.12345).

When an account is added to the automation engine (and until it is removed from the engine),

For all sub accounts (Customer Account)
 Using SoftLayer API, detect if automation user exists
 [

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or other definition based on business rules ]


o NO: create user using SoftLayer API


o SUCCESS: Continue


o FAILURE: Report failure, move to next account


o YES: continue to maintenance or standard process phase of the automation


 Using SoftLayer...