System for Sharing Documents in a Single Data Base
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
An arrangement is described to share documents, residing on a single data base, among specified subsets of enrolled operators in such a way as not to disturb the way documents have previously been stored. All documents in the IBM 5520 administrative system have "Document Owners" which are in fact the operators' IDs. For private documents only, the owner may view, modify, or print the document content. While many techniques are available to logically partition data bases, or limit document access, the described arrangement does not require any changes to document profile information associated with each document. The system security administrator has the option to use or not use the capability as a configuration option.