Wistron Corporation (New Taipei, TW)

The disclosure provides a method of authentication and authorization, as well as an authentication server. Multiple applications need the use of a user management system. The disclosure does not require every application to use its own. To improve security the authentication server may provide the security mechanism.

Field of the Disclosure

The present disclosure relates to a method for authentication and authorization and an authentication server, and more particularly to a method to authenticate and authorization and an authentication server that can authorize an application to access an interface to program applications after authenticating the user and a program are valid.

Description of Related Art

Nowadays, using apps on smartphones has become a aspect of daily life. Certain applications require registration prior to being able to be used, and this can result in problems for the user.

Particularly, as the number of such applications requiring registration grows, users could need to remember several login details (such as usernames and passwords). This is not just likely to place more strain on users’ memory but also demands that developers create a database of user management that will manage all data that is related to them. Additionally, the above process can increase the possibility of stolen user information being accessed by hackers.

It is therefore an important task for someone who is skilled in the art to design a better user management mechanism.

In light of this the present disclosure proposes a method for authentication and authorization method and an authentication server, which can be used to resolve the technical problems.

This disclosure outlines a method of authentication and authorization that can be implemented using an authentication server. This method requires receiving login information from a primary application. After authentication the token for the user is created and then sent to the initial application.

The disclosure describes an authentication server that has the storage circuit, as well as processor. The storage circuit is able to store a number of modules. The processor is linked to the storage circuit and accesses the module to carry out the following steps: receiving username and password from the first application; upon authentication that the login data is authentic, creating the user token, and transferring the token to the first application; receiving a request from the application that is activating the first application’s programming interface, wherein the initial request contains the user token, a primary identity of the application that was first invoked, and a first key of the first application; in response to authenticating that the user token,the first identity, and the initial key are valid, generating the first application token with the application that was first requested; and sending the first application token to the first application to authorize the first application to use the first application programming interface.

The disclosure described above offers an authentication method and authorization. It is a method to confirm that the user is authentic. Once the application has confirmed that the user is genuine and authentic, the application sends the usertoken. When the application is to call the application programming interface, the application can transmit its identity, key, as well as the user’s token to an authentication server in order for the authentication server to determine if the application is legitimate. The authentication server can authorize the application to use the requested interface if this is the case. This permits the application to utilize the same user management system that is used by the authentication server which enhances security and privacy.

Below are detailed descriptions of embodiments which are included with the disclosure in order to explain the above-mentioned features and benefits more understandable.

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