Authorization control

Nigel J Edwards (Inventor), Michael J Wray (Inventor), Jose Maria Alcaraz Calero (Inventor), Patrick Goldsack (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


The application describes an attestation system (705, 707, 710) in a cloud computing environment. The authorization system is configured to allow a plurality of users (701 a-d) and applications (702, 706, 708, 709) of the cloud computing environment to issue attestations regarding attributes of other users and applications. The authorization system is also configured to control access to said attestations and to allow a plurality of users and applications of the cloud computing environment to query the authorization system to determine whether a specified user or application has a specified attribute. Methods of controlling access to resources in a cloud computing environment and also of providing secure attestations are also described.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS8990900B2
Priority date23/06/10
Filing date23/06/10
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2015


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