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Apparatus and Method for the round trip editing of protected document in Web Editor.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000235592D
Publication Date: 2014-Mar-11
Document File: 4 page(s) / 74K

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Abstract

Real-time collabrative Web editor allow multiple users to concurrently work on a shared document. Role-based access control and and entitlement constrains provide means to protect the content of online document. This invention will provide a way to resolve the problem to continuity of the protection of the document once the document is downloaded from the online editor.

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Apparatus and Method for the round trip editing of protected document in Web Editor

Apparatus and Method for the round trip editing of protected document in Web Editor.

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In a native document editor such as Open Office, a password can be set to prevent part of document to be unintended modification. For example, a user can set password to a sheet of a spreadsheet document. The other users need to input the pre-set password to make the protected part to be writable.

In a real-time collaborative online application, we now have similar concept to set ACL to protect content. User will be able to set co-editors with different access for part of the document in web editor.

The drawback:


1) The access protection of the content could be lost in the downloaded document.

2) No more protection if the user re-import the downloaded document back to online editor. User needs to re-set the ACL for the protection.

The invention will provide a way to resolve the problem of no protection of the downloaded document after user download the document from the online editor. The user is able to set ACL to protect part of document. Once user download such document, the system will automatically uses an algorithm to generate a password or a QR code, based on user's login name or some unique identity attribute. The password or the QR code is sent out to the user and attached in the downloaded document in some way as well.

User need input the password or scan the QR code to access protection part in the downloaded document.

Once user re-import the downloaded document back the web editor, the system will automatically decode the attached password of the

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