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Role is a comprehensive grouping mechanism. In a client-server directory system, roles transfer some of the complexity to the directory server. A role is defined by its role definition entry. Assigning entries to roles enables applications to locate the roles of an entry, rather than select a group and browse the members list. Additionally, roles allow for support of generated attribute values, and directory server-performed membership verification for clients. By changing a role definition, a user can change an entire organization with ease. Any client with appropriate access privileges can discover, identify and examine any role definition.

Title
Method and system for grouping entries in a directory server by group memberships defined by roles
Application Number
9/867790
Publication Number
7130839 (B2)
Application Date
May 29, 2001
Publication Date
October 31, 2006
Inventor
Mark C Smith
Saline
MI, US
Peter Rowley
Mountain View
CA, US
David Boreham
Livingston
MT, US
Agent
Osha Liang
Assignee
Sun Microsystems
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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