Patent Number: 7,822,980

Title: Authenticated identity propagation and translation within a multiple computing unit environment

Abstract: An authenticated identity propagation and translation technique is provided based on a trust relationship between multiple user identification and authentication services resident on different computing components of a multi-component transaction processing computing environment including distributed and mainframe computing components. The technique includes, in one embodiment, forwarding, in association with transaction requests, identified and authenticated user identification and authentication information from a distributed component to a mainframe component, facilitating the selection of the appropriate mainframe user identity with which to execute the mainframe portion of the transaction, and creating the appropriate run-time security context.

Inventors: Botz; Patrick S. (Rochester, MN), Dayka; John C. (New Paltz, NY), Dillenberger; Donna N. (Yorktown Heights, NY), Guski; Richard H. (Red Hook, NY), Hahn; Timothy J. (Cary, NC), LaBelle; Margaret K. (Poughkeepsie, NY), Nelson; Mark A. (Poughkeepsie, NY)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: H04L 29/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00