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Logon Assist for Multiple Logons

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099256D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-14
Document File: 3 page(s) / 116K

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Arnold, HH: AUTHOR [+4]


Disclosed is a method to help alleviate the of requiring users to logon multiple times to access nodes in a network.

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Logon Assist for Multiple Logons

       Disclosed is a method to help alleviate the of requiring
users to logon multiple times to access nodes in a network.

      BACKGROUND: User: OS/2* EE Database Manager (user management
services) a general set of user/group management, user functions in
support of OS/2 subsystems.  A 'user' of a system node may be defined
to management services together with a unique password. management
services will build a profile of this user will maintain the user's
name (userid) and the password an encrypted form. The user may
subsequently 'logon' to system, providing the user name and password
that were when the user was defined to the system. The will be
encrypted and compared against the password the user's profile.  If
it matches, the user is placed in logged-on state and that fact is
maintained by user services.  The user remains in the logged-on until
the user logs off, at which time the user services internally changes
the state to logged  When the user tries to use a protected subsystem
(such the database subsystem), the using subsystem will query
management services to determine whether the requesting has
successfully logged on or not.

      The User's Authority: may have different levels of authority
which will them to perform different levels of function or access
sets of objects. The user's authority is by user management services
in the user's  A subsystem may query user management services to a
user's authority to help it determine what may be made available to
the user.

      This user may have authority to use all functions and all
protected system objects.  This authority is system administrator
authority (SYSADM).  Other users less authority and are called normal
users.  Their to access system objects is limited to those objects
belong to them or to objects that have been designated the system to
be PUBLIC objects.

      The Group: may be grouped together to form an entity called a
with users, groups (users in a group) may be granted to use certain
functions or access specified

      Logging on to the system: user identifies himself to a system
by logging on, his id (userid) and a password.  User management will
check the profile of the specified user and that the password
provided is that of the named user. the password is correct for the
user, the user is marked logged on and may subsequently access