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Specifying Content Encryption for a Distribution

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099808D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 22K

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 specify and identify the content of a distribution as being encrypted.

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Specifying Content Encryption for a Distribution

       This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document
Interchange Architecture (DIA) Services whereby an enterprise can
specify and identify the content of a distribution as being
encrypted.

      The Interchange Document Profile (IDP) is currently used by DIA
Services to describe the characteristics of a document as a whole.
Enterprises can interchange information specifying if the content of
a document is encrypted by providing a self-defining field within the
IDP of that document which can contain a boolean value which
identifies if the document content is encrypted.

      Enterprises which are engaged in the electronic exchange of
information can identify those documents which are encrypted by using
this mechanism, thus providing appropriate processing procedures for
encrypted materials.