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1. (WO2007069207) ACCESS CONTROL IN A NETWORK

Pub. No.:    WO/2007/069207    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2006/054819
Publication Date: Jun 21, 2007 International Filing Date: Dec 13, 2006
IPC: H04L 29/06
H04L 12/28
Applicants: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
VAN DER LINDEN, Wilhelmus, P., M.
KRANENBORG, Engel, J .
BAKS, Wouter
BODLAENDER, Maarten, P.
Inventors: VAN DER LINDEN, Wilhelmus, P., M.
KRANENBORG, Engel, J .
BAKS, Wouter
BODLAENDER, Maarten, P.
Title: ACCESS CONTROL IN A NETWORK
Abstract:
A network (100) comprises a control device (107) having an authorization group processor (301) which determines permission settings for authorization groups for a plurality of devices. A receive processor (309) receives an access permission request for a first device (109) accessing a second device (101) and a group processor (311) associates the first device (109) with a first group of the authorization groups in response to a user input from a user interface (303). A permission processor (313) retrieves the permission settings for the first group and these are communicated to the second device (101) by a transmit processor (315). The second device (101) then controls access by the first device (109) in accordance with the first permission settings. The invention provides improved and facilitated access control in networks such as Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) networks.