Automated Management of Quarterly & Annual Validation of Users
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jul-21
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Automated Management of Quarterly Annual Validation of Users
The Quarterly Review and Annual Revalidation of a large number of system users (e.g. website users) is part of the security standard, for providers of network and computing services, and there is no tool provided in this regard. A Java application and a PERL script have been created to handle these jobs in order to prevent the tedious manual work (comparisons of all the users in the list against the personnel directory).
The purpose of the Quarterly Review is to ensure the removal of user IDs and the access capabilities of individuals no longer employed and not in the directory. The purpose of the Annual Revalidation is to revalidate all the users with access.
A Java application, was created to read the password file with the following format,