The assignee for this patent application, patent application serial number 782844, is
Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The present invention relates to computer network communication, and more particularly, to updating resource access permissions in a virtual computing environment.
"Various computer systems may use a thin-client or a virtual desktop display in conjunction with a centralized server computer system or mainframe. Virtualization is a logical representation of a computer in software. By decoupling the physical hardware from aspects of operation, virtualization may provide more operational flexibility and increase the utilization rate of the underlying physical hardware. Although virtualization is often implemented in software, many modern microprocessors now include hardware features explicitly designed to improve the efficiency of the virtualization process.
"A virtual desktop display can be served to client devices from a central or distributed server computer system. The server may receive input and output over a network or other communication medium established between the device and the server. In some examples, a thin-client device may run web browsers or remote desktop software, such that significant processing may occur on the server.
"In many instances, roaming users may be delayed as they transition to new applications when they move to new locations. This wait time may be due to re-authentication requirements, which can significantly impact productivity and efficiency. Thus, there may be a need in the art to reduce wait periods as users roam and transition in and out of different workflows."
In addition to obtaining background information on this patent application, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent application: "Methods, systems, and devices are described for managing virtual sessions by dynamically adapting authentication flows based on distributed workflow events received at a central system.
"According to a first set of illustrative embodiments, a method of managing virtual sessions may include receiving a plurality of workflow events at a central server computer system from a plurality of different workflow devices; determining a context of a user associated with a virtual session at the central server computer system; dynamically updating an authentication flow for the user based on the context of the user and at least one of the received workflow events; and authenticating the user for access to the virtual session at a workflow device according to the determined authentication flow.
"In certain examples, the dynamically updating the authentication flow may include: selecting between a single-factor authentication flow and a dual-factor authentication flow for the user based on the received workflow events. In certain examples, the received workflow events may be compared to a stored sequence of workflow events, and a determination may be made that the received workflow events match the stored sequence of workflow events. In certain examples, an authentication rule associated with the stored sequence of workflow events may be triggered based on the determined match.
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