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Proxy Enterprise Saved Selections

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000126897D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Aug-08
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Aug-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 24K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Corporate proxy server recognizes and automatically pre-fills external websites and services

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Proxy Enterprise Saved Selections

This idea discusses the automatic distribution of enterprise or corporate specific information relative to external websites. For example, if a user was to sign up for one of many external web services, such as online business books, or online patent searches, or a web phone conference service. The employer would pay for and provide this external service to the employees because it provides some business need. The employer would then need to distribute the corporate account login information to the employees. This is usually done via email. The problem with this method is that employees must save and correlate this email to the external website and they may not have an immediate need to access this website. Therefore, the email with the corporate account login information will have been long forgotten.

When employees access the external website and attempt to sign up for the service, the website's registration process will ask for employee's corporate account logon information. The employee, registering for the first time, is unlikely to know this information. It may take a great deal of effort to track down this information. This negates the On Demand needs of the user.

The idea behind Proxy Enterprise Saved Selections (PESS) is that the enterprise proxy server saves selections applicable to the enterprise. The proxy server has knowledge of the account number in association with the external web site and specific registration ex...