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Calendar Entry-Level Security Authorization

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117926D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Miller, DR: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a technique to provide calendar users with the ability to modify security access to calendar items on an individual entry basis.

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Calendar Entry-Level Security Authorization

      Disclosed is a technique to provide calendar users with the
ability to modify security access to calendar items on an individual
entry basis.

      Current calendaring applications allow users to specify the
level of security access others have to their calendars.  Access
levels vary by what the user can do with entries (view only or
modify) and the level of confidentiality the user can access.  They
do not, however, allow specification of access on an entry-level
basis.  That is, if a user is given authority to look at confidential
entries, that user is free to look at all confidential entries on the
person's calendar.

      The disclosed technique allows calendar owners to grant
security access on an entry-by-entry basis.  To employ this
technique, the user first selects the desired entry.  The user then
chooses a "Change access" action from a menu, toolbar, or pop-up.  A
dialog box appears that lists those with current access to the event.
If security access to the event has not been previously modified, the
list reflects information contained in the global authorization table
that the user has established.  The user is then able to specify one
or more users that are allowed to work with the item (above those
already specified in the global authorization table).  The system
then adds an entry to the user's authorization table identifying the
item and those with access.  The user is also able to dele...