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Method and System for Providing Automated Global Sign-On For Web Applications

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000201537D
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-15
Document File: 3 page(s) / 105K

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Abstract

A method and system for providing automated global sign-on for web applications is disclosed. The method and system enable synchronization of credential details of a user between web applications and a registry of a single sign-on application.

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Method and System for Providing Automated Global Sign -On For Web Applications

Disclosed is a method and system for providing automated global sign-on for web applications. The method and system involves utilizing a single sign-on (SSO) application for providing credential details of a user, such as user-ID and password to support the global sign-on for the web applications. The SSO application includes a registry for storing the credential details. Further, the SSO application is supported by an authentication server for authenticating users for the web applications.

The method involves configuring the authentication server for one or more web applications. As the user accesses a web application for first time, the authentication server checks if credential details of the user, such as user-ID and password are available. In case the user-ID and password are not available, a request is passed to the user to provide the user-ID and password. The authentication server saves the user-ID and password and passes it to the web application. The web application then performs authentication of the user. Based on the authentication, access for the web application is provided to the user.

A flow diagram illustrating the above method of providing access for the web application to the user is shown in Fig. 1.

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Figure 1

Thereafter, whenever the user makes subsequent attempts for accessing the web application, the authentication server utilizes the user-ID and password, which was saved initially during the first time access. The authentication server authenticates the

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user with the web application transparently and initiates a process of global sign-on for the user. Thus, automatic access for the web application is provided to the user without requiring the user to provide credential details related to the user-ID and password. A flow diagram illustrating this method of providing global sign-on to the user is shown in Fig. 2.

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Figure 2

The method further involves synchroniz...