Patent Number: 8,719,948

Title: Method and system for the storage of authentication credentials

Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product for controlling access to host access credentials required to access a host computer system by a client application is provided. The host access credentials are stored in a restricted access directory. The method comprises authenticating directory access credentials received from a client application. The authenticated client application then requests the host access credentials and a determination as to whether the authenticated client process is authorized to access the requested host access credentials, and, if authorized, these are provided to the client application.

Inventors: Havercan; Peter Edward (Eastleigh, GB)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 7/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018