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1. (WO2018022387) BULK JOINING OF COMPUTING DEVICES TO AN IDENTITY SERVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/022387    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/042953
Publication Date: Fri Feb 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Jul 21 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H04L 29/06
Applicants: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
Inventors: MILTON, Victoria Elizabeth
AZHAGIYAPANDIAPURAM, Balaji K.
ROUSKOV, Yordan I.
CADENA, Jairo A.
SHEPARD, Marc
HENDERSON, Gary Scot
PANCHAPAGESAM, Venkatavaradhan
TANNA, Shrikesh Himanshu
TRICANOWICZ, Steven Joseph
BALWALLI, Niranjan
KHAIRNAR, Milind Ramesh
KRUGER, Mark Steven
GANESH, Sushil
Title: BULK JOINING OF COMPUTING DEVICES TO AN IDENTITY SERVICE
Abstract:
Bulk joining of computing devices to an identity service is performed in two parts. In the first part, a user of a token retrieval device provides credentials to an identity service, which verifies the credentials and provides to the token retrieval device a bulk token for joining the service. In the second part, the bulk token obtained from the identity service is provided to each computing device in a group of multiple computing devices that are to join the identity service. Each computing device in the group of computing devices communicates with the identity service to join the identity service using the bulk token. The bulk token can be provided to each of the multiple computing devices in the group as part of a provisioning package that includes additional configuration information to be used to configure the computing devices in the group.