05608903 is referenced by 95 patents and cites 6 patents.

A method of moving leaf objects and subtrees in computer networks that employ a distributed network directory is disclosed. The method employs the existing directories and an authentication procedure for each server. A first object that is under the physical control of the administrator of one partition of the distributed network directory requests access to a second object that is under the physical control of the administrator of another partition of the distributed network directory. The directory verifies that the access control list of the first object includes the second object. The access control list of the second object is then checked to verify that it includes a reference to the first object as an object that is permitted access to the second object. As a result, access is only granted in response to requests from objects that appear in the access control list of the second object. a method of synchronizing the access control lists based upon an authoritative access control list is also disclosed.

Title
Method and apparatus for moving subtrees in a distributed network directory
Application Number
8/357466
Publication Number
5608903
Application Date
December 15, 1994
Publication Date
March 4, 1997
Inventor
Dale R Olds
Sandy
UT, US
Ranjan Prasad
Sandy
UT, US
Agent
Dinsmore & Shohl
Assignee
Novell
UT, US
IPC
G06F 12/00
G06F 17/30
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