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System and method to support multiple environment requirements in a centralized information management environment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033915D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Jan-04
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-04

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Current user directories address the problem of having to administer users on each node of a network system separately, by centralizing user information in one place. However, current user directories implementation force same user attributes on all the nodes of the network participating in the domain that the registries control. In other words, the current user directories do not allow for different user attributes for different computer systems. All systems participating in (using) the same central registry have to be content with same user limits, disk space, cpu time, number of opened files, etc... In this paper we detail one possible solution to address the need for the same user to have different attributes on different nodes while maintaining user management in a central registry.