Salesforce had 28 patents in cloud during Q1 2024. Salesforce Inc’s patents filed in Q1 2024 focus on techniques for privilege escalation in a cloud platform, deploying application containers efficiently, deploying applications based on registry information, caching responses from API calls across different cloud environments, and generating interactive simulations of assets based on asset records stored in a cloud-based computing system. GlobalData’s report on Salesforce gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Salesforce grant share with cloud as a theme is 67% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Smart privilege escalation in a cloud platform (Patent ID: US20240095213A1)

The patent filed by Salesforce Inc. describes a method for privilege escalation in a cloud platform, where clients are provisioned access privileges to database entities covered by a license. If a requested operation fails due to lack of access privileges, an extended escalation matrix is fetched to provide additional access privileges not covered by the license. The method involves repeating the operation with the additional access privilege and then removing it once the operation is completed. The extended escalation matrix is created when new access privileges are required due to changes in business logic, and a final escalation matrix is generated by performing a union of the base and extended matrices.

Furthermore, the method includes steps for caching the final escalation matrix to avoid repeated unions, displaying a user interface for creating or modifying the extended escalation matrix, and storing it as an updateable database table. The base escalation matrix consists of records with API IDs, database entity IDs, allowed operations, and client IDs. The method also involves detecting exceptions when accessing records that require additional privileges, fetching the extended escalation matrix in response to exceptions, and applying the additional access privilege to the requested operation. Additionally, the extended access privilege in the extended escalation matrix is based on internal access in a database layer and is not part of the client's license provisioned access privileges.

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