Managing transfers of information in a communications network

DC
  • US 8,935,706 B2
  • Filed: 09/29/2008
  • Issued: 01/13/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/25/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of managing authentication credentials for access to a plurality of sources of network-based information, comprising:

  • receiving and storing, by an authentication management server, authentication credentials for each of the plurality of sources of network-based information in a table of pairs such that each air represents a subscription service'"'"'s network server and corresponding credentials for the subscription service;

    forwarding, by the authentication management server, an access request to a network server, wherein the network server is one of the plurality of sources of network-based information;

    receiving, by the authentication management server, a request for authentication from the network server, wherein the request for authentication is related to the access request forwarded to the network server; and

    in response to the request for authentication, retrieving, by the authentication management server, one of the stored authentication credentials that is specific to the network server and transmitting the retrieved authentication credentials to the network server, wherein the corresponding credentials are assigned to a user upon registration with the subscription service.

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