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Batch Updater for Security Migration

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246876D
Publication Date: 2016-Jul-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 58K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a two-part method for transferring security context. The solution is to retrieve it from the older security system in the native format as a Comma Separated Value (CSV) formatted input file, and then convert it to the format of a Directory Server that conforms to Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) v3 specification for consumption.

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Batch Updater for Security Migration

Batch Updater for Security Migration

Upgrading a Business Intelligence (BI) security system from an older version of the authentication and authorization mechanism often involves a conversion of custom security objects based on a predefined schema to the newer objects that are conferrable

with LDAP v3 (i.e., Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), Active Directory authentication, and authorization security infrastructures).Such an upgrade involves significant efforts toward migrating sensitive security information. The volume of users' information often incorporates tens of thousands of users ; therefore, the migration/transfer process requires automated and repeatable methods.

The novel solution is a two-part method for transferring security context. First, retrieve it from the older security system in the native format as a Comma Separated Value (CSV) formatted input file. Next, convert it to the format of a Directory Server that conforms to LDAP v3 specification for consumption.

This solution:


1. Allows the consumption of a CSV formatted input file generated from the older security system (with proprietary syntax)


2. Converts it to the Java* Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI) calls


3. Creates new or updates existing entries in an LDAP Directory server

The CSV formatted input file contains a list of commands that describe the user name , credential, membership, list of user roles, and roles membership. The solution...