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1. WO2011026695 - CENTRALIZED AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM

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A method for centralized identity authentication of a user (20) for use in connection with a communications network, based on a network wide reputation for the user, the method comprising:

creating (10) at least one online service account for allowing the user to access at least one online service (21) on the communications network,

linking (11) the at least one online service account of the user (20) to a reputation account of that user (20), the reputation account storing a reputation score for the user (20) based on administrated transactions where one or more of a plurality of online services (21, 31) on the communications network decided to block the user (20),

the at least one online service (21) of the network granting or denying the user's creation of the at least one online service account based on the reputation score for the user (20), wherein linking (11) the at least one online service account of the user (20) to a reputation account of that user (20) includes using a mobile physical authentication device with telephone functionality.

A method according to claim 1, wherein storing a reputation score comprises storing a multidimensional reputation score.

A method according to any of the previous claims, furthermore comprising re-evaluating the reputation score of the reputation account.

A method according to any of the previous claims, furthermore comprising creating a reputation account, wherein creating a reputation account comprises storing a value related to a unique characteristic of the mobile physical authentication device with telephone functionality or an account thereof of the user.

A method according to any of the previous claims, furthermore comprising anonimising the reputation account.

A method according to any of the previous claims, wherein the online services furthermore share data relevant to the user via the reputation account.

A method according to any of the previous claims, wherein creating at least one online service accounts comprises creating a plurality of online service accounts for accessing a plurality of online services on the network, at least one of the online service accounts differing from at least one other online service account.