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Reference for Associating an Event Which Relinquishes Security Attributes of a Document

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099793D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Williams, ML: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document Interchange Architecture (DIA) Services whereby an enterprise can associate a process or an event which, upon occurring, could circumvent the security of the document. A mechanism is needed which permits different enterprises to identify a common frame of reference which defines an event or process which, upon occurring, relinquishes the security attributes of a document. No mechanism currently exists in the DIA Services which defines a reference to an event or process which, upon occurring, relinquishes the security attributes which were originally defined for the document.

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Reference for Associating an Event Which Relinquishes Security Attributes of a Document

       This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document
Interchange Architecture (DIA) Services whereby  an enterprise can
associate a process or an event which, upon occurring, could
circumvent the security of the document. A mechanism is needed which
permits different enterprises  to identify a common frame of
reference which defines an event or process which, upon occurring,
relinquishes the security attributes of a document. No mechanism
currently exists in the DIA Services  which defines a reference to an
event or process which, upon occurring, relinquishes the security
attributes which were originally defined for the document.

      By creating an access control object which contains a
self-defining field which uniquely defines a document which contains
the definition of an event, enterprises can interchange information
as to whether the security attributes of a document should still be
enforced.

      This mechanism  permits an enterprise to convey where
information regarding the security validity of a document can be
ascertained and provides a common frame of reference in which
enterprises can verify if the security constraints are still valid
based on the definition of an event.