United States Patent Application 20130024908
Kind Code A1
Doman; Thomas E. ; et al. January 24, 2013
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR APPLICATION-INTEGRATED INFORMATION CARD SELECTION
A selector daemon can run in the background of a computer. Applications that are capable of processing information cards directly, without requiring the use of a card selector, can request the selector daemon to list information cards that satisfy security policy. Upon receiving such a request, selector daemon can determine the information cards available on the computer that satisfy the security policy, and can identify these information cards to the requesting application. The applications can then use the identified information cards in any manner desired, without having to use a card selector: for example, by requesting a security token based on one of the information cards directly from an identity provider.
Inventors: Doman; Thomas E.; (Pleasant Grove, UT) ; Buss; Duane F.; (West Mountain, UT) ; Sanders; Daniel S.; (Orem, UT) ; Hodgkinson; Andrew A.; (Pleasant Grove, UT) ; Sermersheim; James G.; (Woodland Hills, UT) ; Norman; James M.; (Pleasant Grove, UT)
Assignee: APPLE INC.
Serial No.: 619572
Series Code: 13
Filed: September 14, 2012
Current U.S. Class: 726/1
Class at Publication: 726/1
International Class: G06F 21/00 20060101 G06F021/00
1. A system, comprising: a computer; a memory in the computer; an application stored in the memory; and a selector daemon stored in the memory, the selector daemon including: a receiver to receive a security policy from the application; and an information card identifier to identify at least one information card on the computer that satisfies said security policy.
RELATED APPLICATION DATA
 This application is a continuation of co-pending U.S. patent application Ser. No. 12/243,619, titled "SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR APPLICATION-INTEGRATED INFORMATION CARD SEL