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Method for dynamic authentication mechanism selection across user agents

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000184497D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Jun-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Jun-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 65K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This invention provides a method for managing authentication policy and dynamically generating authentication challenges using a combination of a user agent's authentication capabilities and the security server policy. The generated authentication challenge is independent of the state of the current user session, established or not. It provides the ability to generate a authentication challenge for a user agent based on pre-configured supported authentication mechanisms, and to generate this challenge independent of the authentication mechanism used to establish the session.