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APIIS core

APIIS core software resides on the APIIS Server and is used by the all users. This means that programs are executed on the server and all users use the same libraries and modules.
Definition of security for the APIIS software is based on the usage some secure space on the server and also on the operating system features1.3. Secure space is received by creating a special administrator account (OS account). Administrator is the owner of the files and this means that he has full rights to reading, writing and executing. Access to these files for the other users is handled by the special groups (see description of Linux groups). Each file has defined group to which belong and a special rights for this group (reading, writing and executing). In this case all files are defined in the administrator group (group is created with the administrator user account). This group can be ascribed to each operating system user and with this group user should have rights only to reading. If some of the files have to be fully restricted for the users (some administrator modules) than this can be done by removing all rights from the group and from the other users. In such case only administrator has access to these files.
There is also possibility to install separate copy of APIIS software for each user. In such case users must have operating system account because the software is installed in his home directory.



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Marek Imialek 2006-06-22