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Password Training System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000201017D
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-04
Document File: 3 page(s) / 49K

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Abstract

Password training, a mechanism that following a password change will provide training to a user so that the user can get used to the new password, and thus avoid the problem of the forgotten password.

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Password Training System

For a period of time following a password change it is difficult to get used to using a new password and the new password is often forgotten.

    For example, in a software application where a user is required to login at the start of each day, he/she gets used to using a password and generally types it in without much thought around remembering it. A policy may dictate that the password be changed once per month, and the user is prompted to provide a new password on one particular day. Often the next day following the password change the user has difficulty remembering the new password that was brought into effect.

    The aim of this disclosure is to provide a mechanism that, following a password change, will provide "training" to the user to get used to the new password, and thus avoid the problem of the forgotten password.

    For a "training period" following a password change the user is prompted to type the new password, for example once per hour, giving them the opportunity to get familiar with it.

    In the case that the new password is forgotten during the training period, the user can provide the old password and in response be provided with the new one, or given the opportunity to provide an alternative new one, in which case the training period would restart.
1. The user is presented with a password change user interface and provides a new password.
2. The training clock starts.
3. On a configured cadence the user is prompted to type the new password.
4. The provided password is verified against the n...