Method and system for managing access to protected computer resources provided via an internet protocol network

  • US 20080066168A1
  • Filed: 10/30/2007
  • Published: 03/13/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/11/1997
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for securing transactions between at least one client computer device and at least one server via an Internet Protocol network, wherein said transactions are authorized by at least one clearinghouse based upon authentication of identity data associated with said at least one client computer device, said system comprising:

  • said at least one clearinghouse having an associated database to store said identity data;

    at least one access key associated with said at least one client computer device, said identity data being derived from said at least one access key;

    said at least one server adapted to receive at least a portion of said identity data from said at least one client computer device;

    said at least one server adapted to forward to said at least one clearinghouse, said at least a portion of said identity data received from said at least one client computer device;

    said at least one clearinghouse adapted to authenticate said at least a portion of said identity data responsive to a request by said at least one server, said authentication being based upon said identity data stored in said database; and

    said at least one clearinghouse adapted to authorize said transactions based on an outcome of said authentication.

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