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Login-less Simplified Transaction process

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015567D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a user authentication meachanism for an online application system on the internet, which eliminates the whole process of the applicant having to logon to the system. In an online system, it is common to use the user ID and password for user authentication. However, this authentication method leaves some problems. For example, 1. In some cases, session timeout may occur during the logon process. 2. There is no way to enter the system if the user forgets his/her user ID or password These problems could be solved by authenticating the user by signing the application form with a digitial signature, when the applicant submits the form to the server. The following example describe the process flow of a governmental online application without a logon process.