|DESCRIPTION OF ENHANCEMENTS
This is a reissue of Patch XU*8*14 without the code that requires the
Changes to the New Person file:
Added a DEGREE field to hold MD, RN, LPN...
Added a DATE E-SIG LAST CHANGED field. This field is just for on-line
documentation purposes. Sites may use this field for local reporting
and management, but the Kernel does NOT perform any action aside
from updating the field when the E-sig is changed by the user.
The option XUSESIG BLOCK is included in this patch.
users to change their E-SIG every 90 days. You may install this patch
The forms XUEXISTING USER, XUREACT USER, and XUNEW USER are included in
the patch. The new field DEGREE has been added to the Forms.
KERNEL functions to help developers.
This EXTRINSIC FUNCTION will take a root ($name_value) and build a
checksum for all data in the root. (Not used now, flag would be used when
there is more than one checksum algorithm.)
whether or not you previously installed XU*8*14. (Sites who installed
This extrinsic function will return the set of fields from the new
person file that are needed as part of the hash for an acceptable E-Sig.
If IEN is not passed in, then DUZ is used.
(E-Sig block, E-Sig title, Degree, Current Date/Time)
If the ESBLOCK is not passed then the function would get the ESBLOCK. In
either case this extrinsic function would encode the ESBLOCK using the
checksum as the KEY. Returns an encoded string.
XU*8*14 prior to it being marked 'Entered in Error' were advised that they
This extrinsic function will compare the checksum passed in to the
calculated value from the $NAME_VALUE. Return 1 for match, 0 for no
This extrinsic function would decode the string using the checksum as
the key. Return a decoded string.
need not de-install the patch.)
The following routines are included in this patch. The second line of
these routines now look like:
Routine Name Before Patch 14 After Patch 14 After Patch Patch
------------ --------------- -------------- ----------- --------
XUSESIG 5534368 5865804 6027869 **14,55**
XUSESIG1 N/A 864068 864068 **14,55**
The new E-SIG functions allow developers to follow the General Counsel's
1. Some of these routines are usually mapped on systems that allow
mapping, so you will need to disable mapping for the affected routines.
2. Use the 'INSTALL/CHECK MESSAGE' option on the PackMan menu. This
option will load the KIDS package onto your system.
3. The patch has now been loaded into a Transport global on your system.
You now need to use KIDS to install the Transport global.
On the KIDS menu, under the 'Installation' menu, use the following
guidelines on E-SIG. The guidelines are the result of a meeting held in
Verify Checksums in Transport Global
Print Transport Global
Compare Transport Global to Current System
Backup a Transport Global
4. Users can remain on the system. This patch can be queued and
installed at any time.
5. On the KIDS menu, under the 'Installation' menu, use the following
Birmingham on 9/18-20/95. A new routine, XUSESIG1, is included in this
Install Package(s) 'XU*8.0*55'
6. MSM Sites - Answer YES to the question 'Want to MOVE routines to other
CPUs?'. Enter the names of your Compute and Print server(s).
7. AXP Sites, after patch has installed, rebuild your map set.