Patent Number: 7,281,128

Title: One pass security

Abstract: A system and method for secure network communication. In various embodiments of the present invention, data needed for authentication an encryption is included in each communication pass between network devices, so that when a network connection is broken, a secure connection can be reestablished with the next pass. A client authentication service on the client receives a server request and searches for a current client-side session key. If one is not present, the client authentication service generates and encrypts an initial session key, acquires credentials, adds the credentials to the server request, and encrypts the server request with the initial session key. The encrypted server request and the encrypted session key are sent to the server, where a server authentication service decrypts the initial session key, decrypts the server request with the initial session key, and authenticates the credentials before allowing the server request to be acted upon. Where a current client-side session key is detected, the client authentication service acquires the current client-side session key, generates a next step session key, adds the next step session key to the server request, and encrypts the server request with the current client-side session key. The encrypted server request is sent to the server where the server authentication service decrypts the server request with a current server-side session key allowing the server request to be acted upon.

Inventors: Mikel; Dean (Boise, ID), Wilkins; Mark (Boise, ID)

Assignee: Extended Systems, Inc.

International Classification: H04L 9/32 (20060101); G06F 7/04 (20060101); H04L 9/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-10-09 0:00:00