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

United States Patent

February 23, 2010
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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.
DeRobertis; Christopher V. (Hopewell Junction, NY), Lu; Yantian T. (Round Rock, TX)
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
11/ 260,796
October 27, 2005
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS STATEMENT This invention was made with government support under subcontract B519700 under prime contract W-7405-ENG-48 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.