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Telephone user's userID/password input method independent from authentication system

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016042D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This is the system which allows registered telephone users to skip entering a password or user ID/password but does not require the changes in the control flow for the authentication.

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  Telephone user's userID/password input method independent from authentication system

    This is the system which allows registered telephone users to skip entering a password or user ID/password but does not require the changes in the control flow for the authentication.

The parts in black in the following figure is the usual system to authenticate a telephone user with a user ID and a password before accessing voice enabled applications. The user is given the user ID and password and they are registered by the Administration Module to the Database. When the user dials to the system with a telephone, the user is requested to enter a user ID and password by the User Interface Module. After the input with 10 key pad of the telephone, the values are sent to the Authentication Module where they are matched with the registered pairs of user ID and password. If matched, the user is connected to the Application Programs. If not, the connection is rejected. The parts in blue in the figure are additions for this system. The user has an option to skip entering password when the user calls with the registered (wired) telephone When the user selects this option, the alias user ID is registered with the value of the special symbol followed by the registered telephone number itself. When the user calls with the registered telephone, the user will just enter the # key for a user ID. The User Interface Module will fill the user ID field with the special symbol followed by the called telephone number which can be obtained through ANI, and then ask a password as usual. The User Interface Module will send the user ID value and password to the Authentication Module as it does usually. Also the user has a further option to skip entering both user ID and password when the user calls with the registered (wireless) telephone. When the user selects th...