Secure delivery of information in a network

  • US 6,178,505 B1
  • Filed: 03/04/1998
  • Issued: 01/23/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/10/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. Apparatus that provides an information resource in response to a request from a user, the request including an identification of the user according to a mode of identification and the apparatus comprising:

  • access control information including a sensitivity level associated with the resource and a trust level associated with the mode of identification; and

    an access checker which permits the apparatus to provide the resource only if the trust level for the mode of identification is sufficient for the sensitivity level of the resource.

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