Distributed protocol for authorisation

J. Irvine (Inventor), A. McDiarmid (Inventor), ITI Scotland Ltd (Inventor), ITI Scotland Ltd (Patent applicant) (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A decentralised, distributed approach to performing authorisation involves receiving an authorisation request at a service providing device, for example 'Carol', and then retrieving trust information from other peer devices in the network. The gathered information is used by the device 'Carol' to make a well-informed authorisation decision.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO/2009/044132
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2009


  • distributed protocol
  • authorisation
  • peer devices
  • authorisation decision

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