A Web-based authentication system and method, the system comprising at least one Web client station, at least one Web server station and an authentication center. The Web client station is linked to a Web cloud, and provides selected biometric data of an individual who is using the Web client station. The Web server station is also linked to the Web cloud. The authentication center is linked to at least one of the Web client and Web server stations so as to receive the biometric data. The authentication center, having records of one or more enrolled individuals, provides for comparison of the provided data with selected records. The method comprises the steps of (i) establishing parameters associated with selected biometric characteristics to be used in authentication; (ii) acquiring, at the Web client station, biometric data in accordance with the parameters; (iii) receiving, at an authentication center, a message that includes biometric data; (iv) selecting, at the authentication center, one or more records from among records associated with one or more enrolled individuals; and (v) comparing the received data with selected records. The comparisons of the system and method are to determine whether the so-compared live data sufficiently matches the selected records so as to authenticate the individual seeking access of the Web server station, which access is typically to information, services and other resources provided by one or more application servers associated with the Web server station.

Title
Web-based, biometric authentication system and method
Application Number
9/728052
Publication Number
20010000045
Application Date
December 1, 2000
Publication Date
March 15, 2001
Inventor
Mark B Hoffberg
Palo Alto
CA, US
Stephen Wong
San Francisco
CA, US
Yuan Pin Yu
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Agent
c o US PHILIPS CORPORATION
NY, US
Agent
Edward Blocker
NY, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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