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United States Patent Application

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Devices, systems, and methods for role-based access control permissions are disclosed. One method includes a policy decision point that receives up-to-date security context information from one or more outside sources to determine whether to grant access for a data client to a portion of the system and creates an access vector including the determination; receiving, via a policy agent, a request by the data client for access to the portion of the computing system by the data client, wherein the policy agent checks to ensure there is a session established with communications and user/application enforcement points; receiving, via communications policy enforcement point, the request from the policy agent, wherein the communications policy enforcement point determines whether the data client is an authorized node, based upon the access vector received from the policy decision point; and receiving, via the user/application policy enforcement point, the request from the communications policy enforcement point.
Staggs, Kevin P. (Peoria, AZ), Markham, Thomas R. (Fridley, MN), Hull Roskos, Julie J. (Forest Lake, MN), Chernoguzov, Alexander (Warrington, PA)
Honeywell International Inc. (Morristown NJ)
13/ 682,428
November 20, 2012
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Agreement DE-OE0000544 awarded by US Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.