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Technique for Enforcing Security on Remote File Access

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103866D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 2 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bender, TR: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a program that allows an OfficeVision*/2 (OV/2) Administrator to define a security level of mail access for each installation by dynamically modifying the user interface.

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Technique for Enforcing Security on Remote File Access

      Disclosed is a program that allows an OfficeVision*/2 (OV/2)
Administrator to define a security level of mail access for each
installation by dynamically modifying the user interface.

      When the Administrator has placed the security setting in
effect, all OV/2 users are prevented from defining a File Association
with the No Copy setting.  Users must choose either Prompted Copy or
Automatic Copy.  The File Association user interface is modified
slightly upon detecting the Security setting such that the No Copy
option is unavailable.

      All File Associations previously defined as No Copy will be
treated as Prompted Copy when used to open a mail item (with a
message informing the user of the administrator's change).

      Since the user is forced to copy the mail item from the secure
location on the LAN server to a personal drive, no application used
with File Association has knowledge of the remote location of mail
items.  The application will only see each user's personal drive.
This eliminates the security risk of OV/2's common storage location
for mail.

      For OV/2 nodes where security is not an issue, the Security
setting can be disabled and the additional overhead of the Copy
operation can be avoided.

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