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1. (WO1999054803) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SESSION MANAGEMENT AND USER AUTHENTICATION

Pub. No.:    WO/1999/054803    International Application No.:    PCT/US1999/008665
Publication Date: Fri Oct 29 01:59:59 CEST 1999 International Filing Date: Wed Apr 21 01:59:59 CEST 1999
IPC: G06F 1/00
G06F 21/00
H04L 29/06
Applicants: SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC.
Inventors: WALL, Gerard, A.
RUBERG, Alan, T.
HANKO, James, G.
NORTHCUTT, J., Duane
BUTCHER, Lawrence, L.
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SESSION MANAGEMENT AND USER AUTHENTICATION
Abstract:
Authentication and session management can be used with a system architecture that partitions functionality between a human interface device (HID) and a computational service provider such as a server. An authentication manager executing on a server interacts with the HID to validate the user when the user connects to the system via the HID. A session manager executing on a server manages services running on computers providing computational services on behalf of the user. The session manager notifies each service in a session that the user is attached to the system using a given HID. A service can direct display output to the HID while the user is attached to the system. When a user detaches from the system, each of the service's executing for the user is notified via the authentication manager and the session manager. Upon notification that the user is detached from the system, a service can continue to execute while stopping its display to the HID.