Internet-enabled service management and authorization system and method

  • US 7,366,786 B2
  • Filed: 03/10/2004
  • Issued: 04/29/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/29/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A system for authorizing a user of a client to have access to a server via the Internet comprising:

  • means in said client for inputting a user identification (ID) and user password;

    means in said client for storing a unique client address;

    communication means at said client for passing said ID, password and address to said server via said Internet in response to a request therefrom;

    means at said server to store information respecting said client and to compare said stored information with said user ID and user password;

    means at said server to store dynamic status information respecting said user, said dynamic status information being one of enabled, disabled or active; and

    means to authorize log in of said user if said ID and password agree with said stored information and if said user status is enabled.

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