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A security architecture has been developed in which a single sign-on is provided for multiple information resources. Rather than specifying a single authentication scheme for all information resources, the security architecture associates trust-level requirements with information resources. Authentication schemes (e.g., those based on passwords, certificates, biometric techniques, smart cards, etc.) are associated with trust levels and a log-on service obtains credentials for an entity commensurate with the trust-level requirement(s) of an information resource (or information resources) to be accessed. Once credentials have been obtained for an entity and the entity has been authenticated to a given trust level, access is granted, without the need for further credentials and authentication, to information resources for which the authenticated trust level is sufficient.

Title
Single sign-on framework with trust-level mapping to authentication requirements
Application Number
9/368507
Publication Number
6892307 (B1)
Application Date
August 5, 1999
Publication Date
May 10, 2005
Inventor
Yvonne Wilson
Mountain View
CA, US
Chris Ferris
Whitinsville
MA, US
Paul Weschler
Broomfield
CO, US
Derk Norton
Louisville
CO, US
David L Wood
Louisville
CO, US
Agent
Zagorin O Brien Graham
Assignee
Sun Microsystems
CA, US
IPC
H04L 009/32
H04L 009/00
G06F 012/14
G06F 011/30
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