Method and Apparatus to Seemless Sign On based on Client Vault
Original Publication Date: 2005-Dec-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Dec-20
Today, a user has many userids and passwords to access many web sites, applications, etc. Moment you launch a browser, and access online banking, bill payment, confidential material, airline booking, and much more, one needs to remember multiple userid/passwords. This article outlines a proposal that includes a Client Vault repository containing user's credentials. When a challenge is received by the browser, a plugin written to the browser (or a handler in Axis engine, or an agent in Lotus notes, or similar plugin mechanisms) can access the repository and perform the search based on web site, realm etc. Once a search is performed and a match is found, the userid/password can be sent to the requesting server. Thus the user does not need to remember the many number of passwords and tokens, but the system helps by automating much of this and improves the user experience.