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Workflow WebServices using ID Token Disclosure Number: IPCOM000019914D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Oct-10
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Oct-10

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Disclosed is a mechanism that, for each workflow service implemented by using the WebServices, gathers and stores the group attribute of a user into a Token, and exchanges the Token between the Workflow Engine and WebService Providers. By using this Token, the mechanism enables the WebServices to identify the user. Moreover, based on the group attribute of the user, the mechanism also enables the WebServices to check an access permission of the user to the service, and to select an adequate condition branch of logic in the workflow service. This Token can be passed to another WebService provider as a hint of the group attribute, in the case where there is a WebService Provider obtaining the results from two or more other WebServices run separately. (Refer to Fig.1)