Class CIM_Credential

Used in features: CIM Schema inheritance classes
CIM_ManagedElement
   extended by CIM_Credential

Known Subclasses:
AMT_ProvisioningCertificateHash

Abstract class CIM_Credential
extends CIM_ManagedElement

General Information:
Subclasses of CIM_Credential define materials, information or other data which are used to establish identity. Generally, there may be some shared information, or credential material which is used to identify and authenticate an entity in the process of gaining access to, or permission to use, resources. Such credential material may be used to authenticate an entity's identity initially, as done by a CIM_AuthenticationService, and additionally on an ongoing basis (for example, during the course of a connection or other security association), as proof that each received message or communication came from a valid 'user' of that credential material.

Qualifiers:
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Abstract
Version=2.8.0
UMLPackagePath=CIM::User::Credential


Supported Fields Summary
 string ElementName
A user-friendly name for the object . . .
 string Description
The Description property provides a textual description of the object.
 string Caption
The Caption property is a short textual description (one- line string) of the object.
 string InstanceID
InstanceID is an optional property that may be used to opaquely and uniquely identify an instance of this class within the scope of the instantiating Namespace . . .
 datetime Issued
The date and time when the credential was issued . . .
 datetime Expires
The date and time when the credential expires (and is not appropriate for use for authentication/ authorization) . . .

Methods Summary

Field Detail

ElementName

public string ElementName
General Information:
A user-friendly name for the object. This property allows each instance to define a user-friendly name in addition to its key properties, identity data, and description information.
Note that the Name property of ManagedSystemElement is also defined as a user-friendly name. But, it is often subclassed to be a Key. It is not reasonable that the same property can convey both identity and a user-friendly name, without inconsistencies. Where Name exists and is not a Key (such as for instances of LogicalDevice), the same information can be present in both the Name and ElementName properties.

Qualifiers:
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MaxLen=256


Description

public string Description
General Information:
The Description property provides a textual description of the object.

Qualifiers:
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MaxLen=256


Caption

public string Caption
General Information:
The Caption property is a short textual description (one- line string) of the object.

Qualifiers:
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MaxLen=64


InstanceID

public string InstanceID
General Information:
InstanceID is an optional property that may be used to opaquely and uniquely identify an instance of this class within the scope of the instantiating Namespace. Various subclasses of this class may override this property to make it required, or a key. Such subclasses may also modify the preferred algorithms for ensuring uniqueness that are defined below.
To ensure uniqueness within the NameSpace, the value of InstanceID should be constructed using the following "preferred" algorithm:
<OrgID>:<LocalID>
Where <OrgID> and <LocalID> are separated by a colon (:), and where <OrgID> must include a copyrighted, trademarked, or otherwise unique name that is owned by the business entity that is creating or defining the InstanceID or that is a registered ID assigned to the business entity by a recognized global authority. (This requirement is similar to the <Schema Name>_<Class Name> structure of Schema class names.) In addition, to ensure uniqueness, <OrgID> must not contain a colon (:). When using this algorithm, the first colon to appear in InstanceID must appear between <OrgID> and <LocalID>.
<LocalID> is chosen by the business entity and should not be reused to identify different underlying (real-world) elements. If not null and the above "preferred" algorithm is not used, the defining entity must assure that the resulting InstanceID is not reused across any InstanceIDs produced by this or other providers for the NameSpace of this instance.
If not set to null for DMTF-defined instances, the "preferred" algorithm must be used with the <OrgID> set to CIM.

Qualifiers:
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MaxLen=256


Issued

public datetime Issued
General Information:
The date and time when the credential was issued. Use a value of all '00000101000000.000000+000', (midnight, January 1, 1 BCE at coordinated universal time +0 minutes), if this information is not applicable. On CreateInstance, if this property is unspecified, or set to NULL, then current time is assumed.


Expires

public datetime Expires
General Information:
The date and time when the credential expires (and is not appropriate for use for authentication/ authorization). If this information is not applicable, Use a value of '99991231235959.999999+999', (1 microsecond before midnight, December 31, 9999 CE, at coordinated universal time + 999 minutes).
On CreateInstance, if this property is unspecified, or set to NULL, then a value of '99991231235959.999999+999' is assumed. Note that this property does not define how the expiration is set - but that there IS an expiration. The property may be set to either a specific date/time or an interval (calculated from the Issued datetime). For example, for Certificate Authority-signed public key, the expiration is determined by the CA. Another example is a voice mail password that expires 60 days after it is set/issued.


Method Detail

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