Managing Users and StreetTalk
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Managing Users and StreetTalk explains StreetTalk and StreetTalk Directory Assistance (STDA) concepts, and describes the procedures an administrator must perform to create and manage:
StreetTalk organizations, groups and lists User profiles, passwords, names, and descriptions STDA databases and services Attribute information in StreetTalk and STDA services
The audience for this guide is network managers and server administrators who are responsible for creating and maintaining names in a Banyan network.
Overview of the Contents
This guide has 20 chapters. The contents of each chapter is briefly described below.
Chapter 1 - Introduction to StreetTalk and STDA
Describes the contents of this guide.
Describes the StreetTalk Naming service.
Describes the basic structure of StreetTalk names and how to construct them.
Describes how to create and maintain nicknames. It provides information on guidelines for nicknames, adding nicknames, obtaining nickname information, and deleting nicknames.
Provides information on how to create groups and organizations in Banyan networks. It shows how to create and delete groups and organizations using Banyan management tools.
Discusses changing a user's description, expiration date, and password; enabling and disabling a user; deleting a user; and logging out a user.
Describes user profiles, user profile keywords, and user profile commands, for native VINES and StreetTalk for Windows NT environments.
Describes how to manage user security.
Describes how to create and manipulate lists through Banyan management tools.
Provides guidelines and detailed information on planning and implementing STDA services in Banyan networks. Information discussed includes locating STDA services on networks, as well as configuring services to download and refine information.
Describes how to create master and satellite STDA services, setting and changing the STDA service schedule, and manipulating the STDA database.
Describes how STDA exclusion parameters let you exclude StreetTalk names from the database of an STDA service.
Describes how STDA inclusion parameters let you include non-StreetTalk names in the database of an STDA master or satellite service.
Describes the sorting features available through the Banyan management tools.
Explains StreetTalk attributes and describes how to plan and implement them. Topics discussed include labeling attributes in AVD files, assigning values to them in StreetTalk services, and collecting and displaying them in STDA services.
Describes StreetTalk and STDA administrative attributes and explains how to use them.
Describes the purpose of Attribute View Definition (AVD) files.
Explains how to edit AVD files. Topics discussed include using the MAVD utility to decompile and compile AVD files, and formatting rules for editing files. The notational system used to define AVD files is also described.
Describes how to assign values to attributes in StreetTalk services. Topics discussed include accessing attributes, editing attributes, assigning data types.
Describes criteria used to collect and display attribute information in STDA services. Topics discussed include collecting attributes, configuring lookup attributes, configuring attribute indexes, and guidelines for display.