Verification server for use in authentication on networks

  • US 5,987,232 A
  • Filed: 09/09/1997
  • Issued: 11/16/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/08/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A verification server which verifies entered authentication data entered by network users through networks, comprising:

  • memory means for storing valid authentication data of authorized network users, wherein the valid authentication data includes biometric information unique to an authorized network user and the information is supplied by the authorized network user;

    search means for retrieving the valid authentication data of the authorized network users from the memory means in response to verification requests from external sources;

    verification means for comparing and verifying the entered authentication data against the valid authentication data retrieved by the search means in response to verification requests; and

    sending means for sending the verification results via networks to an application program on the networks according to the content of said verification requests, wherein said application program asks the network user to enter the authentication data.

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