07188181 is referenced by 174 patents and cites 37 patents.

Methods, systems, and computer program products are disclosed for sharing data related to a session created by a user within a domain of sites or services. A user logs on to a site, such as a Web site or other entity, and creates a session. The session created has an identifier which can be shared with other sites or entities in the same domain or logical group. In the course of utilizing services on the site, the user attempts access to services on another site. When this attempt is made, the user's session data is passed to the second site. The session data is analyzed on the second site by checking configuration data on the second site. If it is not found to be valid (e.g. it is created by a site outside the domain of the second site), the user is required to explicilty logon. If the configuration data indicates that it is valid, the session data is passed back to the first site using a verification routine (part of the configuration data) on the second site. If the first site authenticates the session data, the user is allowed to access services on the second site without having to explicitly logon.

Title
Universal session sharing
Application Number
9/345226
Publication Number
7188181 (B1)
Application Date
June 30, 1999
Publication Date
March 6, 2007
Inventor
Calvin J Austin
Santa Clara
CA, US
Anthony C Squier
Oakland
CA, US
Agent
Dorsey & Whitney
Assignee
Sun Microsystems
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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