Service access control
Originating portfolio: NET
Estimated expiration: 2028-Nov-04
Potentially relevant companies (2): Citrix Systems, Inc., Symantec Corporation
Products & technologies (1): Web:Systems & Services
An arrangement for providing users with access to services is described. Access requests received from users are monitored by a gateway and, where appropriate, user credentials for a service that is being accessed are inserted by the gateway. The gateway monitors packets of data in order to check user credentials. The gateway is also able to modify packets of data to insert user credentials, if necessary.
A method comprising: providing a user client (12') performing the following: receiving a service request from a user; inspecting said request to determine if the request includes valid user credential data required by a service (10') to which the service request is directed; if required, inserting user credential data obtained from an identity provider (8') into said request; and forwarding the request to the service.
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