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A method for processing resources that do not have a hierarchical authorization relationship

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000028723D
Original Publication Date: 2004-May-27
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-May-27

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Applications may access resources that have differing authorization and environmental requirements. The normal method for satisfying these differing requirements is to run the application with an authorization such as root, that has access to all of the resources. If there is no single root authorization that can be used to access all of the application's resources, the application cannot fulfill its requirements by running as a root user. This disclosure addresses this problem.