A method and system for managing access to transactional multimedia content based on hardware identification codes can include determining whether a user is entitled to a first service level or to a second service level and directing requests for transactional multimedia content to an appropriate server. The user of a client device can be authenticated by a certificate sent by the client device and received by a service provider. The certificate includes an indication of a unique hardware identifier for the client device. Access to the transactional content may occur over a public Internet protocol network if the client device is not directly connected to the service provider's private network and if the hardware identifier indicates the client device is authorized.

Title
Identity management for transactional content
Application Number
12/618207
Publication Number
20110119738
Application Date
November 13, 2009
Publication Date
May 19, 2011
Inventor
James T Sofos
Aurora
IL, US
Lee M Chow
Naperville
IL, US
David J Piepenbrink
Chicago
IL, US
Assignee
At&T Intellectual Property I
NV, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
H04L 09/32
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