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
Plants and seeds of hybrid corn variety CH514730
Scoring records for sorting by user-specific weights based on relative importance
Aromatic amine derivative, organic electroluminescent element employing the same, and process for producing aromatic amine derivative
Dose escalation enzyme replacement therapy for treating acid sphingomyelinase deficiency
Pharmaceutical and diagnostic compositions for use in the treatment and diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases or amyloid diseases
Control device
Electronic device and control method therein
  Randomly Featured Patents
Tool driver
Demolding of ophthalmic lenses during the manufacture thereof
Curable resin composition
Imidazolo-5-YL-2-anilino-pyrimidines as agents for the inhibition of the cell proliferation
Voltage controlled oscillator
Container and container lid assembly with retaining ring
Method and a system for determining and indicating a sound nuisance level outside an aircraft
High-pressure metal vapor discharge lamp
Lubrication and temperature control methods for a journal bearing system
Enhancing endotoxin detection