Deterministic user authentication service for communication network

  • US 6,339,830 B1
  • Filed: 03/15/2000
  • Issued: 01/15/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/13/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A user authentication method for a communication network having a plurality of nodes, the method comprising:

  • entering on a first node first user identification information;

    transmitting to a second node the first user identification information, the second node having second user identification information;

    comparing for a match on the second node the first user identification information with the second user identification information; and

    authorizing communication between the first node and a group of nodes on the communication network in response to a match, wherein the group of nodes is represented by a virtual local area network identifier.

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