Patent Number: 8,881,244

Title: Authorizing computing resource access based on calendar events in a networked computing environment

Abstract: An approach for authorizing access to computing resources (e.g., electronic files) based on calendar events (e.g., meetings of a user) in a networked computing environment (e.g., a cloud computing environment) is provided. A portion/segment (e.g., private cloud) of the networked computing environment may be designated for storing at least one electronic file to be shared (e.g., as stored in a computer storage device associated with the portion). The portion of the networked computing environment may then be associated (e.g., graphically) with an electronic calendar entry (e.g., a meeting having a set of attendees). Based on the calendar entry, a set of users (e.g., the meeting attendees) authorized to access the at least one electronic file may be determined based on the electronic calendar entry. Thereafter, access (e.g., a related permissions) to the at least one electronic file may be authorized for the set of users.

Inventors: Bhogal; Kulvir S. (Pflugerville, TX), DeLuca; Lisa Seacat (San Francisco, CA), Peterson; Robert R. (Austin, TX)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 21/00 (20130101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00