US 9,811,687 B2
Common location of user managed authorization
Robert A. Flavin, Yorktown Heights, NY (US); David G. Robinson, Cary, NC (US); and Andrew B. Smith, Morrisville, NC (US)
Assigned to International Business Machines corporation, Armonk, NY (US)
Filed by International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)
Filed on Mar. 15, 2013, as Appl. No. 13/838,609.
Prior Publication US 2014/0283023 A1, Sep. 18, 2014
Int. Cl. G06F 21/60 (2013.01); G06F 21/62 (2013.01); G06F 21/45 (2013.01)
CPC G06F 21/6263 (2013.01) [G06F 21/45 (2013.01); G06F 21/604 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for managing authorizations to access personal data of a user, the method comprising:
a computer retrieving, from a plurality of web based applications executing on at least one server data processing system, a set of authorizations authorizing the plurality of web based applications to access the personal data of the user, wherein an authorization of the set of authorizations authorizes an application of the plurality of web based applications to access and modify at least a portion of the personal data of the user;
presenting the set of authorizations on a graphical user interface, wherein each authorization of the set of authorizations has an expiration date; and
responsive to receiving a user input indicating a change to a particular authorization in the set of authorizations for a particular web based application in the plurality of web based applications, storing, by the computer, the change to the particular authorization in the set of authorizations for the plurality of web based applications to access the personal data.