Method of authorizing based on role between enterprises

Application Number  00129495 Application Date  2000.12.29
Publication Number  1304104 Publication Date  2001.07.18
Priority Information   2000/1/7 EP 00810016.6  
Applicant(s) Name  International Business Machine Corp.  
Inventor(s) Name  H.H. Ludvega;L.J. Aokonna  
Patent Agency Code  72001 Patent Agent  wu limeng
AbstractA Transaction Authorization Method operating over a computer network comprising a plurality of interconnected computers and a plurality of resources, the method characterized in that it assembles an electronic authorization of a transaction in a manner which is verifiable by extracting and verifying whether role certificates of at least one type, associated with the authorization, are themselves authentic. The method eliminates the need of having to authorize each and every signature on a transaction individually by providing an authorization structure based on roles, this structure being accessible on a public network for verification that the transaction is authorized.