administrative management utilities

The utility available in Novell SecureLogin to manage the users in a directory environment. It provides additional functionality that is not available in Novell SecureLogin Client Utility.

application programming Interface

Enables programmatic communication with the application.

application definition

Novell SecureLogin configuration data that enables the single sign-on for a specific application’s login and other events.


The cache encrypts the local copy of Novell SecureLogin data so that a user can continue to use Novell SecureLogin even if the directory is unavailable. In a standalone mode (non-directory) mode, the cache contains all Novell SecureLogin single sign-on data for a user.

User data includes credentials, preferences, password policies, and application definitions. By default, Novell SecureLogin cache is created on the local hard drive. In a corporate implementation, this data is also stored in the directory. The data in the directory and the workstation cache are regularly synchronized to ensure that the user data is current.


The Microsoft Active Directory object used to contain other directory objects.

corporate configuration

Allows the administrators in a directory environment to configure where Novell SecureLogin setting on objects are inherited from.


Usernames, passwords, and other data that uniquely identifies and authenticates a user to an application.

Directory Services

Structured repository that identifies all aspects of a network. It is made up of users, software, hardware, and any rights or policies assigned.

distinguished name

The full name of a directory object, including the domain name and organizational units to which the user belongs.


A security boundary that groups users or devices. Domain objects are defined by schema, configuration, and security policies of the network.

Group policy

The Group policy enables the centralized configuration and management of selected objects. User or computers are selected by the administrators to be included in the group policy group for collective administration.

High Level Language Application Programming Interface (HLLAPI)

The API that enables a terminal emulator screen to read and be interpreted by an application and enables the keyboard input to be processed by the emulator.

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)

The protocol used for updating and searching directories running over TCP/IP.


The set of credentials (such as username and password) stored in Novell SecureLogin.

management utility

Novell SecureLogin’s management utility. It generically refers to the administrative management utilities and Novell SecureLogin Client Utility.


In a directory environment, a set of attributes that identifies a user, hardware, or an application.

organizational unit (ou)

In a directory environment, a domain subgroup that has administrative control of all the associated objects.


A combination of a question and answer used to protect the user credentials from unauthorized use.

password policy

One or more password rule grouped under a unique name.

password rule

A password parameter configured in the Password Policies properties table. Password rules are grouped under a Password policy.

Novell SecureLogin Client Utility

Provides user administration tools to the user from his or her desktop.

predefined application

Automates single sign-on for many commercially available applications.


A database for the classes (tables). It defines the objects and the attributes (columns) and stores the object data.

Novell SecureLogin

The application that allows users to access a wide range of applications, Web sites, and mainframe sessions. With this, users need not log in to the application separately.

SecureLogin Attribute Provisioning (SLAP)

The tool that enables Novell SecureLogin to leverage user data from an organization’s provisioning system.

Single Sign-On-Enabled

When an application is enabled for single sign-on for a user, the user need not specify his or her credentials to log in to the application. When the user launches an application, Novell SecureLogin transparently manages the login process.