Resources Contact Us Home
Automated authentication of software applications using a limited-use token

Image Number 5 for United States Patent #8132242.

In general, the invention is directed to techniques of automated authentication of network-enabled software applications launched by a web browser. For example, an intermediate device, such as a Virtual Private Network (VPN) gateway, intercepts communications between a client device and a server. The gateway device automatically issues a temporary token to the client device when the web browser requests a resource that will result in the launch of an additional software application external to the web browser. This temporary token is only valid for a limited time and a limited number of uses. Subsequently, the gateway device uses the temporary token to authenticate the second software application, thereby avoiding passing user credentials from the web browser to the second application on the client device via an insecure persistent cookie.

  Recently Added Patents
Display system with mounting assemblies and associated methods
Medical imaging probe with rotary encoder
Interleaving charge pumps for programmable memories
Opioid-ketamine and norketamine codrug combinations for pain management
Managing a spinlock indicative of exclusive access to a system resource
Method for detecting directions of regularity in a two-dimensional image
Hand sign
  Randomly Featured Patents
Control of cleaning of dialysate preparation apparatus
Frame for mirrors
Liquid discharge head and method for manufacturing the same
Semiconductor device and method of dual-molding die formed on opposite sides of build-up interconnect structure
Combination muffler and air filter
Ball grid array resistor network having a ground plane
Midstream urine collection device
Image forming apparatus
Analog photosensor operating on the power from a standard 4-20 ma instrumentation current loop
Broom assembly