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Method of managing user's credentials for multiple websites

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239495D
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-12
Document File: 3 page(s) / 67K

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Abstract

Our core idea is to provide capability of using main credential to get all other registered credentials. Once there is request for any registered credentials, the request will be re-directed to a credential repository with some parameters, such as main credential and website token. By checking the repository, the actual credential for specified website will be returned to requestor so that website can be accessed using main credential.

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Method of managing user

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There are more and more websites which need the credentials of users in order to have a secure access. Beside websites, users have many credentials to access different software. Different website may have different naming convention and password convention. This causes that users must have multiple credential information, such as multiple username and passwords, etc. In some situations, multiple passwords are hard to remember and use, and users always get confusing when inputting credentials. Nowadays, single-sign-on technique is used to reduce the complexity of multiple passwords. However, this is not true that all systems can be accessed using single credential. It is necessary to provide one convenient way to solve this problem.

Our core idea is to provide capability of using main credential to get all other registered credentials. Once there is request for any registered credentials, the request will be re-directed to a credential repository with some parameters, such as main credential and website token. By checking the repository, the actual credential for specified website will be returned to requestor so that website can be accessed using main credential.

In credential repository, all registered credentials are stored, including a. website signature b. user name c. password d. protocol, etc. The information in credential repository is filled in when user is interested in one new website and wants the newly...