Patent Number: 6,253,251

Title: Information handling system, method, and article of manufacture including integration of object security service authorization with a distributed computing environment

Abstract: A system, method and article of manufacture for integrating object security service authorization in a distributed computing environment, includes one or more processors, a storage system, a system bus, a display sub-system controlling a display device, a cursor control device, an I/O controller for controlling I/O devices, all connected by system bus an operating system such as the OS/2* operating system program (OS/2 is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation), one or more application programs for executing user tasks and an object oriented control program, such as, DSOM Objects program, which is a commercially available product of International Business Machines Corporation, the object oriented control program including mapping a set of methods defined by a given class to a finite and a fixed set of access rights from which a method required access rights set is assigned, and selecting the access rights set by examining two components, first, a family right type and, second, a set of permissions pertaining to each such family, where the rights type is the component which dictates semantics of its set of permissions. Two family types may be employed, operation rights and role rights. Scalability of embodiments of the invention may be demonstrated by the ability of adding new families of rights types along with a corresponding set of permissions for each family.

Inventors: Benantar; Messaoud (Poughkeepsie, NY), Blakley, III; George Robert (Austin, TX), Nadalin; Anthony Joseph (Austin, TX)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.

International Classification: G06F 1/00 (20060101); G06F 21/00 (20060101); G06F 009/54 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018