Securely associating an application with a well-known entity

Patrick J. Bohrer (Inventor), Colin K. Dixon (Inventor), Jan S. Rellermeyer (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

A mechanism is provided for securely associating an application with a well-known entity. A determination is made as to whether an identified application has an associated certificate. Responsive to the identified application having the associated certificate, a determination is made as to whether the associated certificate is issued from a certificate authority associated with the well-known entity trusted by a user of the identified application, where the certificate authority is in a separate domain from an application marketplace where the application was obtained. Responsive to the associated certificate being issued by the certificate authority associated with the well-known entity trusted by the user of the identified application, an indication is provided to the user that the application is trusted in context to interactions with the certificate authority.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS9225715B2
IPCH04L63/0823
Priority date14/11/13
Publication statusPublished - 29 Dec 2015

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