Glossary

Authorizer
Designated person that is currently defined by the UI-Integrate team who is responsible for the integrity of the data. They decide the level of security to be applied and understand why access will be needed and who should have this access.

BXS (Banner XtenderSolutions)
It is an imaging and electronic document management system for clients who use Banner products. It allows users to view, scan, link, and organize electronic documents without programming.

Business Objects
Business Objects (BO) is the enterprise-reporting tool supported by AITS. BO allows users to write reports from the data stored in the University's Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW), BO is offered to the University free of charge. Users can sign up for BO training here - https://www.aits.uillinois.edu/services/reports_and_data/help_and_training/training/

Class
A set of forms defined for a specific function. There are several types of classes. The two main ones being query classes (view only) and maintenance classes (update or write access). An example of a class is STU_CONFIG_Q_C. STU_ meaning it is a Student Module class, CONFIG_ tells what the class function is, and Q_C defines it as a query class.

Citrix
Metaframe technology that enables organizations to provide access to client server-based applications from a wide variety of client devices and platforms. (http://www.citrix.com/ )

Data Warehouse
A collection of integrated, subject-oriented databases where each unit of data is relevant to some moment in time. The data warehouse contains atomic (detailed) data and may also contain summarized data. What is included in a data warehouse environment varies widely but is generally acknowledged to be one or more databases, metadata, a delivery/access method and a commitment to extract, transform and load (ETL) data from multiple source systems. More information can be found here - https://www.aits.uillinois.edu/services/reports_and_data/

EDDIE
Enterprise Data Delivery and Information Environment. This term describes for a central University mechanism for report distribution and management and access to the Data Warehouse. The Business Objects tool suite is used to secure and distribute reports and standard reports from a variety of back-end data sources and report producers. More info - https://answers.uillinois.edu/page.php?id=48121

End user
These are the people who will access the application from the web.

Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)
A central service through which other applications communicate. Its primary goals are to communicate changes in the data between applications (sharing or synchronizing data), and to invoke the business logic or services of an application from other applications (remote invocation).

Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW)
An Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) is a non-volatile data store containing historical, detailed data that spans a number of subject areas. This data store is fed by transactional data on a regular basis from a variety of data sources. In the eyes of the end-user, the EDW is a read-only environment. At the University of Illinois, the EDW is one component of the overall Data Warehouse. The Data Warehouse contains both the EDW and specialized Data Marts.

Enterprise ID
With the implementation of the Identity and Access Management (IAM) project, these IDs are no longer being created. Most people will use their NetID to access Enterprise Applications. People with legacy Enterprise IDs, that are different from their NetID, will maintain their legacy Enterprise ID to access Enterprise Applications.

Fine-Grained Access Control (FGAC)
Fine-Grained Access Control is used for controlling row-level security. You can restrict which rows are displayed to a user. FGAC transparently modifies the code that retrieves information from the database by dynamically adding established business rules. SQL statements are created in the Banner rule forms to specify restriction criteria. Security checking takes place when the rows are accessed.

Form
Individual Banner screens

Increment
Related functions within a module

Knowledge base
A collection of information used to answer questions. May include patches, white papers, bug fixes, and FAQ's. Typically searchable. Action Web is a knowledge base.

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
An Internet standard protocol for accessing directory information. LDAP should eventually make it possible for almost any application running on virtually any computer platform to obtain directory information, such as email addresses and public keys. Because LDAP is an open protocol, applications need not worry about the type of server hosting the directory.

Module
A group of related functions that are bundled together in the software. Often, a module is used by a specific set of users; for example, HR, Student, or Finance.

NetID
Your Network ID (NetID) is a name assigned to you that is unique across all University of Illinois campuses. It serves as your login identifier to most University computing and networking services and also determines your University email address, which is netid@campus.edu. The Springfield and Urbana campuses only have a NetID.

PIN (Personal Identification Number)
A number a user must enter to access certain AIN (Administrative Information Network) applications from remote sites whose locations are unknown to the system.

PRMS (Personal Register Management System An application used to manage Civil Service applications and exam scores.

Profile
A unit of access in the Security Application

UIN
University Identification Number.

Unit
An administrative or academic organization such as a department.

Virtual Private Database (VPD)
A set of database security features provided by the Oracle database servers that enforce fine-grained access control through secure application context.

"Web For" application
An application designed to help a specific group access Banner via the web; for example, "Web for Students" or "Web for Faculty." Also known as Banner Self Service Applications.

Workflow
Workflow is the set of tasks, procedural steps, organizations or people involved, required input and output information, and tools needed for each step in a business process. In general, however, workflow management focuses on processes rather than documents. Also an Ellucian product designed to automate a business's workflow.