Method and system for user-controlled, strong third-party-mediated authentication

  • US 20070016527A1
  • Filed: 06/27/2006
  • Published: 01/18/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/27/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A user-authentication service comprising:

  • stored user-authentication policies specified by users;

    user information;

    account-interface routines that implement an account interface by which users may specify, modify, add, and delete user-authentication policies; and

    authentication-interface routines that implement an authentication interface by which authentication-service clients can submit authentication requests to authenticate users.

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