Centralized Authentication System
The present invention provides a method for centralized identity authentication of a user (20), for use in connection with a communications network, based on a network wide reputation for the user. The method comprises creating at least one online service account, e.g. a website account, for allowing the user to access at least one online service (21, 31) on the communications network, linking the at least one online service account of the user to a reputation account of that user, the reputation account storing a reputation score for the user based on administrated transactions where one or more of a plurality of online services on the communications network decided to block the user, and the at least one online service of the network granting or denying the user's creation of the at least one online service account based on the reputation score for the user. In accordance with embodiments of the present invention, linking the at least one online service account of the user to a reputation account of that user includes using a mobile physical authentication device with telephone functionality.
VYNCKE PASCAL [BE]
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