New users can be joined by anyone willing to pay for the space and CPU time. Normally users are joined under the context USERS of userid GNOSIS. Gnosis has enough keys so that some of these users can be relatively powerful. Any user that wishes to sponsor others may give the sponsoree and subset of the keys he holds and be completely responsible for the new user.


The Security administrator would use this factory to create user compartments. For now a program called JOINUSER is run under the GNOSIS userid and uses a file which describes the users to join them.