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In a distributed data processing system, the authentication of a process at one node for the use of a service at another node is performed in a facility that is separate from the requestor and service process. The separate facility is also replaceable, thereby allowing different authentication policies to be implemented within the distributed data processing system. The requesting process and the service process merely pass the authentication information between themselves without attempting to interpret the work of the separate authentication facility. In addition to authenticating the requestor to the service, the service is also authenticated to the requestor.

Title
Flexible interface to authentication services in a distributed data processing environment
Application Number
352518
Publication Number
5481720
Application Date
September 14, 1994
Publication Date
January 2, 1996
Inventor
Todd A Smith
Austin
TX, US
Larry K Loucks
Austin
TX, US
Agent
Robert M Caruell
Wayne P Bailey
Marilyn D Dawkins
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 13/14
G06F 12/14
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