US 10,891,357 B2
Managing the display of hidden proprietary software code to authorized licensed users
Nicholas Chun Yuan Chen, San Francisco, CA (US); Nathan Edward Lipke, Denver, CO (US); David Ross Baker, San Francisco, CA (US); Winston Chow, San Mateo, CA (US); and Jonathan Widjaja, San Francisco, CA (US)
Assigned to salesforce.com, inc., San Francisco, CA (US)
Filed by salesforce.com, inc., San Francisco, CA (US)
Filed on Jan. 13, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/741,576.
Application 16/741,576 is a continuation of application No. 15/698,190, filed on Sep. 7, 2017, granted, now 10,586,025.
Prior Publication US 2020/0159887 A1, May 21, 2020
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G06F 21/10 (2013.01); G06F 21/31 (2013.01); G06F 11/36 (2006.01); G06F 8/65 (2018.01); G06F 21/62 (2013.01); G06F 21/12 (2013.01)
CPC G06F 21/105 (2013.01) [G06F 8/65 (2013.01); G06F 11/362 (2013.01); G06F 21/12 (2013.01); G06F 21/31 (2013.01); G06F 21/6209 (2013.01); G06F 2221/0713 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for regulating access by an independent software vendor (ISV) to proprietary source code for software of an organization, comprising:
receiving a login request from the ISV, where the login request masquerades as a user of the software;
accessing a license management system in response to the login request, where the license management system is capable of controlling access to the software;
determining the presence of two session identifiers (IDs) for the login request comprising a user session ID and a masquerade session ID, where the presence of two separate session IDs identifies the ISV;
accessing to the proprietary source code by the ISV with permission from the license management system, where the license management system limits access by the ISV to only the proprietary source code; and
notifying the organization of access by the ISV to the proprietary source code.