Method and apparatus for user log-in name mapping

  • US 7,591,005 B1
  • Filed: 10/27/2005
  • Issued: 09/15/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/27/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A computer-readable medium containing instructions that, when executed by a computing system, cause the system to perform operations comprising:

  • detecting when a user attempts to log into the computing system;

    determining if a local log-in name supplied by the user should be replaced by a network log-in name used for network-wide authentication, wherein the determination comprises searching for the local log-in name in a mapping table, the mapping table being stored in a database on a second computing system that is accessible via a network;

    replacing the local log-in name with the network log-in name if so determined; and

    sending the log-in name to an authenticator to authenticate the user for logging into the computing system.

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