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Title: Assigning unique identification numbers to new user accounts and groups in a computing environment with multiple registries

Abstract

A method, system, and program storage device for creating a new user account or user group with a unique identification number in a computing environment having multiple user registries is provided. In response to receiving a command to create a new user account or user group, an operating system of a clustered computing environment automatically checks multiple registries configured for the operating system to determine whether a candidate identification number for the new user account or user group has been assigned already to one or more existing user accounts or groups, respectively. The operating system automatically assigns the candidate identification number to the new user account or user group created in a target user registry if the checking indicates that the candidate identification number has not been assigned already to any of the existing user accounts or user groups, respectively.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Hopewell Junction, NY
  2. Round Rock, TX
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1014154
Patent Number(s):
7668831
Application Number:
US Patent Application 11/260,796
Assignee:
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06F - ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

DeRobertis, Christopher V, and Lu, Yantian T. Assigning unique identification numbers to new user accounts and groups in a computing environment with multiple registries. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
DeRobertis, Christopher V, & Lu, Yantian T. Assigning unique identification numbers to new user accounts and groups in a computing environment with multiple registries. United States.
DeRobertis, Christopher V, and Lu, Yantian T. Tue . "Assigning unique identification numbers to new user accounts and groups in a computing environment with multiple registries". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014154.
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abstractNote = {A method, system, and program storage device for creating a new user account or user group with a unique identification number in a computing environment having multiple user registries is provided. In response to receiving a command to create a new user account or user group, an operating system of a clustered computing environment automatically checks multiple registries configured for the operating system to determine whether a candidate identification number for the new user account or user group has been assigned already to one or more existing user accounts or groups, respectively. The operating system automatically assigns the candidate identification number to the new user account or user group created in a target user registry if the checking indicates that the candidate identification number has not been assigned already to any of the existing user accounts or user groups, respectively.},
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year = {2010},
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