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Universal Single Sign-on: Login to web and get logged into your desktop

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238293D
Publication Date: 2014-Aug-14
Document File: 3 page(s) / 441K

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Doug Foiles: AUTHOR [+3]

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Abstract

Off late, desktop applications are started connecting to web services and web-applications via internal browsers. Different companies use different authentication protocols on both desktop and web. Hence some times, users has to have multiple login accounts based on protocol or even with same login account have to login multiple times. To avoid this, we have provided a solution for converting login state from one protocol to another protocol so the user is universally signed-in in both desktop and web applications.

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Universal Single Sign-on: Login to web and get logged into your desktop

 Doug Foiles Devdas Prabhu Harihara Sudhan



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Abstract

Off late, desktop applications are started connecting to web services and web-applications via internal browsers. Different companies use different authentication protocols on both desktop and web. Hence some times, users has to have multiple login accounts based on protocol or even with same login account have to login multiple times. To avoid this, we have provided a solution for converting login state from one protocol to another protocol so the user is universally signed-in in both desktop and web applications.

Problem Statement

As described in abstract, when users uses a desktop applications, which opens up web applications in internal browser, they have to log-in to web flow. When the same user later wants to log-in to desktop application they have to login again as desktop may use a different protocol. The implication is, if we are cross selling some products in desktop flow, if the user faces multiple log-in in the flow, they usually drop off. This resulted in revenue losses.

Example:

We want to show a Credit card expiry alert to the user. For this users has to be logged into desktop at- least once. But the desktop product allows the user to work in the product without logging. But the user do one mandatory web flow login into the application during registration. If we capture this login and convert the credentials to de...