06314425 is referenced by 266 patents and cites 46 patents.

An Internet-based document management system and methods are provided wherein access to the system and its services may be controlled through use of access tokens. The Internet-based document management system allows an electronic document to be stored on an Internet-accessible server and accessed using a previously known web browser, downloaded for review or manipulation, and then returned to the server for access by further users. The server is programmed to generate and validate access tokens and provide a plurality of services supported by a common database and document store, including storage and retrieval services, an electronic document delivery service, a document distribution service, a collaborative file sharing service and a workflow service. The system preferably also is programmed with a security function, a filtering function, accounting functions that enable detailed accounting of transactions occurring on the system, and a customization function that permits multiple service providers to utilize the common document management services of a server, while presenting end-users with distinct dedicated websites.

Title
Apparatus and methods for use of access tokens in an internet document management system
Application Number
9/375908
Publication Number
6314425 (B1)
Application Date
August 17, 1999
Publication Date
November 6, 2001
Inventor
Evan V Chrapko
Toronto
US
M Michael Serbinis
Toronto
US
Agent
Fish & Neave
US
Agent
Michael J DeHaemer Jr
US
Assignee
Critical Path
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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