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The present invention relates to the field of data and computer network security. Data and computer network security is of the utmost importance to most organizations that possess such networks. One of the difficulties that users and managers of these networks face is that the users have to provide a user ID and password every time they wish to access one of the organization's secured HTTP servers or URLs. This creates a problem for users and managers since lists of numerous user IDs and passwords need to be maintained and therefore can easily be lost or their confidentiality compromised. This invention addresses these problems by providing a transparent, scalable, single point of authentication for remote users across any number of HTTP servers anywhere on a data network, such as an Intranet, using any user ID and password scheme implemented by a main authentication HTTP server.

Title
HTTP distributed remote user authentication system
Application Number
8/977811
Publication Number
6092196
Application Date
November 25, 1997
Publication Date
July 18, 2000
Inventor
Albert Reiche
Ottawa
CA
Assignee
Nortel Networks
CA
IPC
H04L 29/06
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