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1. (WO1998050875) BIOMETRIC CERTIFICATES

Pub. No.:    WO/1998/050875    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/009770
Publication Date: Fri Nov 13 00:59:59 CET 1998 International Filing Date: Sat May 09 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: G06F 21/20
G06Q 20/00
G06T 1/00
G07C 9/00
H04L 9/08
H04L 9/32
Applicants: GTE GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS CORPORATION
GTE SERVICE CORPORATION
Inventors: DULUDE, Robert
MUSGRAVE, Clyde
Title: BIOMETRIC CERTIFICATES
Abstract:
A biometric certification system includes a biometric certificates extractor system (64) for extracting biometric certificates (68) which may be used for authentication in any electronic transaction having biometric database (66) for pre-storing the obtained biometric data corresponding to physical characteristics of registered users throughout a biometric input device. Subsequent transaction to be conducted over the network (60) have digital signatures (58) generated from the physical characteristics of a current user and from the electronic transaction. The electronic transaction is authenticated by comparing the hash values in the digital signature with re-created hash values. The user is authenticated by comparison against the pre-stored biometric certificates of the physical characteristics of the users in the biometric database.