Distributed cryptographic object method

  • US 5,369,702 A
  • Filed: 10/18/1993
  • Issued: 11/29/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/18/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for providing multi-level multimedia security in a data network, comprising the steps of:

  • A) accessing an object-oriented key manager;

    B) selecting an object to encrypt;

    C) selecting a label for the object;

    D) selecting an encryption algorithm;

    E) encrypting the object according to the encryption algorithm;

    F) labelling the encrypted object;

    G) reading the object label;

    H) determining access authorization based on the object label; and

    I) decrypting the object if access authorization is granted.

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