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authenticating with user-id and password without inputting user-id and password

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016420D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jan-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

As a user authentication system for WEB system, we often use an authentication system that user inputs user-id and password. Although it's easy to input user-id and password when a client device is PC, it's difficult in case of SetTopBox (henceforth referred to as STB) for home use because STB usually doesn't have a keyboard and home users are unfamiliar with operating a keyboard. So, authentication system of fewer user operation is expected. This invention enables users to log on to a system without inputting user-id and password only by a user registrating at once.